Buildings account for almost half of the energy consumption and carbon emissions in the UK.The heating and hot water used in your building can amount to half of all your energy costs. Most businesses have rising energy costs. If you use energy efficiently in your business, you can save money, save energy, stay competitive and reduce carbon emissions from your building.The attached booklet gives businesses advice on heating and hot water systems and their controls. It covers:• Boilers• Space Heating systems• Water heaters and hot water systems.
You need to provide an EPC whenever a home in the social or private rented sector is let to a new tenant.You must make the EPC available free of charge to prospective tenants at the earliest opportunity. This should be when they are first given written information about the property or view it, and before any rental contract is entered into.EPCs are valid for 10 years and can be reused as many times as required within that period. It is not necessary to commission a new EPC each time there is a change of tenant although landlords may commission EPCs for these properties at any time to prepare for a change in tenant. If a newer EPC has been produced for a home within the ten year period, only the most recent one is valid.The EPC provides prospective tenants with information about how energy efficient a property is that they are considering renting.An EPC is not required for any property that was occupied before 1 October 2008 and which continues to be occupied after that date by the same tenant.
An introduction to Renewable Energy from the Energy Saving Trust. The pros and cons of each type currently available, approximate costs and savings are also shown. Renewables discussed include:
This guide offers practical guidance on the most appropriate methods for the energy efficient refurbishment of solid-walled houses. Performance targets as well as installation details are provided for floors, walls, windows, doors and roofs. Additional issues such as draughtstripping and wider environmental considerations are also considered.
Some straight forward advice here from the Energy Saving Trust to help you save energy in your home.
All the advice you could need about improving the insulation of your home.
Get an idea how much you could save, what is involved with each one and where to get further information and advice.
As of 22 April 2012, ANYBODY with the postcode can access and download the energy performance certificate for a domestic property. This is being made available so that local authorities can identify buildings in their area with poor levels of efficiency, for research & analysis purposes, to enable Green Deal providers to market their services and to increase public awareness on the levels of CO2 emissions.
Can you prevent your details being made available? Yes you can. Click here to request that your energy performance certificate is 'opted-out' of any data searches. This means your EPC information will not be passed on to others and will not be able to be viewed online.
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