23rd May 2017

MEES – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

From April 2018, all rented domestic and commercial properties in England and Wales must have a minimum energy efficiency rating of E. This new legal standard (MEES) was introduced by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) Regulations 2015 and originates from the Energy Act 2011.


What does this mean?

It will be unlawful to let a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating, unless there is an applicable exemption. Civil penalties will be set by reference to the property’s rateable value and will be subject to a minimum penalty of £5,000.


How can we help?

SCP has a vast experience in assessing properties for energy efficiency measures and is working closely with real estate clients for the forthcoming changes.

SCP can assist in evaluating the current state of your asset and providing EPC and advise on cost effective measures to improve energy performance without causing any damage to the property.


For more information on MEES please contact Andrea Carvajal on +44 (0) 20 7613 2500 or

22nd May 2017

ULI UK Sustainability Council Day

Simon Sturgis, Managing Director of SCP, to talk about the ‘Implementation of the Circular Masterplan for Gatwick airport’ at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) UK Sustainability Day on 23th May.

26th April 2017

BCO Conference London 2017

Simon Sturgis, Managing Director of SCP, is chairing ‘The Environmental Challenge’ session at the BCO Conference on Thursday 11 May 2017.

See you all there!

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25th April 2017

Targeting Zero: Embodied and Whole Life Carbon Explained

Embodied and Whole Life Carbon will change the way buildings are designed, yet carbon emissions associated with the construction and life of buildings are not yet wholly understood by the profession. Energy is assumed to be the province of services engineers, yet energy from materials is as big an issue. Architects have the opportunity to take the lead in redefining how buildings are designed to achieve a low carbon future.

This book is an accessible and friendly read, introducing and explaining many of the concepts around Embodied and Whole Life Carbon, using case studies taken from in-depth research. It will demonstrate how architects can become central to the carbon resource impacts of the buildings they design and how low carbon approaches should drive innovation.

Order your copy here.

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24th April 2017

Whole-Life Carbon – Fabric Retention

New article!! In redevelopment or refurbishment, retaining elements of existing buildings offers significant environmental and financial benefits. Mirko Farnetani and Juan José Lafuente of Sturgis Carbon Profiling give examples to quantify these benefits and provide recommendations when considering retention versus new-build for future projects.

You can read about the article here.

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