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New builds ‘fail
to lodge EPCs’
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Almost two-thirds of commercial properties for sale or
commercial properties being rent are still flouting the law.
marketed in January failed to lodge ‘You can’t argue that it doesn’t
an energy performance certificate matter, especially in the face of
(EPC) on the UK government’s this week’s latest warnings about
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official register. energy shortages and significant
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A total of 64 per cent of fuel price rises. The display of the
commercial properties available for EPC rating should be mandatory
sale or rent failed to comply, despite on all commercial building agents’
EPCs being a legal requirement for particulars.’
more than a year, according to the The EPC Index is a monthly study
EPC Index, run by National Energy monitoring how many commercial
Services (NES) and Building.co.uk builds being marketed have a valid
Brian Scannell, managing EPC.
director of NES, said: ‘For over The index was introduced to
a year now it has been a legal follow up on NES’ research in June
requirement that all commerical 2009, which showed that more than
buildings being marketed for 80 per cent of commercial property
sale or rent should have an EPC agents were unable to supply a
available to inform prospective mandatory EPC for the offices or
buyers and tenants about the energy shops they were marketing.
performance of the building. The sample for January
‘Despite increasing attempts included 564 commercial
at enforcement action by Trading buildings throughout Cheshire,
Standards, compliance is only Gloucestershire and Shropshire
proceeding at a snail’s pace – we that had been on the market in the
can see that almost two thirds of all previous 30 days.
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Seda Kacel, far left, is the 2010 who is studying at Bartlett School of   
Society of Light and Lighting Young Graduate Studies. The Institution
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Lighter of the Year after competing of Lighting Engineers prize for
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against three other candidates in Best Written Paper went to Mitja
the finals held at the ARC exhibition Prelovsek (far right), who works for
in London last month. Kacel works Steensen Varming.
for ZKLD Light Design Studio. The four finalists, which
The candidates each presented a also included Anna Whittaker
Fläkt Woods Limited
paper to the judges and an invited (second from right) who works for
Unit 6240, Bishops Court, Solihull Parkway
Birmingham, B37 7YB
audience. The Worshipful Company Holophane Europe, were selected Tel: 0121 717 4693 Fax: 0121 717 4699
of Lightmongers prize for the Best from among 28 entries.
email: marketing.uk@flaktwoods.com
website: www.flaktwoods.co.uk
Presented Paper went to Vasiliki Also pictured is SLL president
Papakammenou (second from left), Stephen Lisk.
www.cibsejournal.com March 2010 CIBSE Journal 13
CIBSEmar10 pp12-13 news.indd 13 25/2/10 18:41:21
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