Non-domestic Private Rented Sector minimum energy efficiency standards EPC B: future trajectory implementation

Closed 9 Jun 2021

Opened 17 Mar 2021


We are seeking views on Government’s proposed framework to improve implementation and enforcement of the EPC B target by 2030 for privately rented non-domestic buildings. 

Why your views matter

In 2019 the Government published a consultation on an ambitious future regulatory target for the Non-Domestic Private Rented Sector Regulations of EPC B by 2030, where cost effective (this is available to access in the related links below).

Following large support for the Government’s preferred target of EPC B, the Government confirmed in the Energy White Paper that the future trajectory for the non-domestic MEES will be EPC B by 2030.

Stakeholder responses to the 2019 consultation raised issues with how existing minimum energy efficiency standards have been implemented. The Government has listened to stakeholder concerns and has set out proposals in this consultation to improve the implementation and enforcement of the EPC B by 2030 requirement, to ensure the policy can be delivered in practice.


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