Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

The Energy Act (2011) committed the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to bring in regulations by 1 April 2018 to make it unlawful to let properties in England and Wales which do not meet a prescribed minimum energy performance standard (MEPS).

How and when will the market be affected?

From April 2018, subject to certain exemptions, domestic (Residential) and non-domestic (Commercial) landlords have been required to ensure that their properties reach at least an EPC rating of E or have installed improvements that could be funded by a Green Deal, ECO, government or third-party subsidy, before granting, renewing or extending a new lease.

Where the property does not reach an E EPC rating (i.e. is rated F or G), the landlord will also need to register an exemption. Properties will require a minimum energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of E by 1 April 2020 (for all existing domestic leases) and 1 April 2023 (for all existing non-domestic leases). An EPC is a legally required document under UK Legislation: The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (No.991), commonly known as ‘EPBD’.

How can we help?

If you require an EPC for a property, please call ENCOM Energy Compliance Consultancy for expert advice and a competitive quote. We tailor our service to meet the individual needs of the client, particularly if you require this over a limited timeframe, where we make it our priority to assess and produce the EPC as timely as possible.

Our approach to MEES compliance can be defined in 5 stages


Portfolio Assessment


Site survey - Producing baseline EPC


Identification of potential improvements producing EPC Improvement Report


Implementing Recommendation


Post refurbishment site visit & lodging improved EPC rating - achieving EPC MEES compliance level

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