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    Grosvenor gets retrofit for the future


    Andy Creamer, Grosvenor’s head of service performance, tells Andy Hillier how the landlord is rising to the challenge of adapting its historic London estate to meet modern energy performance standards.

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    Industry urges government to rethink flawed EPC system


    Experts say Energy Performance Certificates do not reflect buildings’ operational energy performance 

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    Riding out the economic storm: In conversation with Phil Westerman at Buzzacott


    With real estate encountering strong economic headwinds from inflation and rising interest rates, Property Week contributing editor (news) David Parsley sat down with Phil Westerman, partner and head of real estate at accountancy practice Buzzacott, to discuss the outlook for the industry. Their conversation covered the aftermath of Brexit and ...

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    Key points in energy strategy


    The government has published its long-awaited Energy Security Strategy, setting out its goals for Britain’s progress towards greater levels of self-sufficiency through the use of renewable energy. 

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    Install EV chargers to get ahead


    Government legislation now requires all new commercial buildings, as well as homes and property undergoing major renovations, to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

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    British Property Federation rolls out net zero pledge


    The British Property Federation (BPF) has officially launched its net-zero pledge.

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    Octopus and ilke Homes to deliver zero energy bill homes


    Octopus Energy and ilke Homes have entered into a partnership to roll out the UK’s first homes to guarantee residents zero energy bills.

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    Riding out the short-term shocks


    Some readers will recall the famous opening of children’s TV programme Stingray: “Anything can happen in the next half hour!” As a stream of headlines takes you between the Ukraine conflict, the UK cost-of-living crisis and inflation, the lockdown in China and UK government in-fighting, Stingray’s catchphrase feels like a ...

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    EPC rating deadline is looming


    By April 2023, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) regulations will come into force, prohibiting landlords from leasing out commercial buildings with an EPC rating of ‘F’ or lower. Those continuing to do so risk a fine ranging from £5,000 to £150,000.

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    What do new energy standards mean for commercial landlords?


    Scientists have made it clear that it is a case of now or never to limit global warming, with warnings of extreme weather events if dramatic cuts in CO2 emissions are not made.

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    Moda Living hands energy data to residents


    Moda Living has launched a new data-led proptech platform to modernise the way residents interact with their energy consumption in order to boost ESG performance and reduce the cost of living.

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    Who will foot the retrofitting bill?


    With the UK’s energy crisis further exacerbated by energy price cap changes coming into full force last month, as well as the ongoing impacts of sanctions on Russian gas and energy resources, it is an understatement to say households and businesses alike are feeling the pinch. 

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    How to ease the cost-of-living crisis


    The cost-of-living crisis is now really starting to bite hard following huge surges in energy, transport and food prices. 

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    Government partnership launches project to improve home energy ratings


    The Building Research Establishment has launched a project to better measure the energy performance of UK homes, in collaboration with the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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    EVs drive forecourt expansion


    Growth of EVs and need for charging points offers boost to roadside sector.