Earlier this month, the consultation on non-domestic Private Rented Sector (PRS) Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) was closed.
The Government’s response to the consultation is expected later this year, with amendments to the PRS Regulations to be implemented from 1stApril 2025.
The consultation was aimed at improving 3 main areas:
- Improving Implementation
- A phased implementation of new minimum EPC targets of band C by 2027 and band B by 2030. EPC band B by 2030 is set out in the Energy White Paper 2020, so there should be no confusion that by 2030 all commercial buildings should meet the minimum energy efficiency standards of EPC band B.
- Introduction of a 2-year Compliance Window – please refer to the chart below which is taken from the Consultation document.