2nd February 2018

23rd March: Closing date for BREEAM UK NC 2014

BRE is due to issue the new BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme at the beginning of March 2018. The closing date for registrations under the 2014 version is 23rd March and projects registered after this date will need to be assessed under the new version.

As accredited BREEAM AP and Assessor, SCP would recommend to register your projects as early as possible ahead of the 23rd March deadline to secure the current 2014 scheme.

It may still be possible to register assessments against the BREEAM UK NC 2014 scheme but only under certain circumstances and additional evidence will be required to justify this.

Get in touch with our team today on 020 7613 2500 or for further assistance.

22nd November 2017

RICS Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment

RICS has just published a new LCA practical guidance lead by Sturgis Carbon Profiling on Whole Life Carbon assessment for the built environment.

Read more about our involvement here.

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19th October 2017

AJ – Sustainability & the Stirling Prize shortlist

Simon Sturgis, Managing Director of SCP and non-voting sustainability advisor of the Stirling Prize 2017 gives his view on how truly environmentally friendly this year’s shortlist are.

You can read the text here by following the link to or open pdf here.

12th September 2017

How good is CLT? – in birth, life and death

Nicholas Hare Architects are again hosting an evening of presentations and debate during the 2017 World Green Building Week, the flagship event of the global green building movement – organised by the World Green Building Council and led by its network of 74 Green Building Councils and their 27,000 member companies. The subject is How good is CLT? – in birth, life and death. The aim will be to reach a balanced understanding of how much cross-laminated timber (CLT) can contribute towards achieving Zero Carbon.

Dr. Qian Li, Associate of SCP, will be giving the introductory and closing talks and leading the following up discussions. Join us!


Date: Tuesday, 26 September

Time: 18:30 – 20:30

Location: Nicholas Hare Architects LLP, 3 Barnsbury Square, London N1 1JL


To book, please click here.

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

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