April 24, 2017

Government releases guidelines for upcoming MEES legislation

April 2018 marks changes to legislation which will make it unlawful to agree a new lease (including lease renewals) for a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E. This will expand to include all privately rented property from 1st April 2023. The new laws may require some landlords and property […]

March 15, 2017

RICS and E-First bring Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations (“MEES”) to the forefront

James Cutter of E-first Chartered Surveyors Ltd has been working closely with the RICS and Sika in order to increase awareness before the 2018 MEES deadline. James has been carrying out seminars across the UK with the latest knowledge day at the RICS Westminster Head office. For those who were unable to attend but would […]

January 13, 2017

E-First achieve Chartered Building Consultancy (CBC) Membership

E-first are proud to announce that they are now a Chartered Building Consultancy (CBC), a scheme administered by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This article will set out what this means to our clients. The designation of CBC is awarded by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) once a company reached a high level […]

December 14, 2016

James Cutter of E-first has article published in popular building surveying journal

E-first are proud to announce that senior environmental surveyor James Cutter has had an article published within the journal of Building survey, Appraisal & Valuation. Published quarterly, the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation is the new peer-reviewed journal for building surveyors and other professionals involved within the built environment. The journal contains in-depth, practical articles […]

December 4, 2016

E-first to introduce new ISO 50001 standard conformance service

E-first Chartered Surveyors are proud to announce that in addition to ESOS, they will be able to certify conformance to the ISO 50001 (EnMS) standard. The ISO 50001 standard addresses the following: Energy use and consumption. Measurement, documentation, and reporting of energy use and consumption. Design and procurement practices for energy-using equipment, systems, and processes. […]

November 4, 2016

Landmark Paris Agreement comes into force

The 4th of November marks a new era for people both involved and interested in the energy sector as today the Paris Agreement came into force. The Paris Agreement, and the Kyoto agreement before that requires our government, and the governments of nearly 220 other countries, to measure the carbon emissions that are emitted from […]

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