Preparation for the Energy Act 2011 and minimum energy efficiency standards in UK commercial property

MULLINER, Emma and KIRSTEN, Louise (2017). Preparation for the Energy Act 2011 and minimum energy efficiency standards in UK commercial property. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 21 (2), 183-198.

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Improving the energy performance of buildings has become a priority area for energy efficiency policy across the European Union. A cornerstone to achieving carbon reductions in UK buildings is the Energy Act 2011 and subsequent minimum energy efficiency standards. This Act contains a number of provisions which will have implications for the commercial property sector. the paper presents a quantitative study that investigates the implications of the legislation and assesses how key stakeholders, specifically commercial landlords and property agents, are preparing for its implementation. the results reveal there is generally a good awareness of the act and suggest that a number of property owners, and to a lesser extent advisers, are taking greater account of energy and environmental performance in their acquisitive due diligence and asset management strategies, as a result of the act. less preparation was evident with regard to green leasing practice, although this was being considered as an action in the near future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy Act 2011; Commercial property; Energy performance certificates; Minimum energy efficiency standards; Sustainability
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Natural and Build Environment
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Page Range: 183-198
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 12:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 07:08

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