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The Clean Energy Act 2011: What Does This Mean For Your Business?

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The Energy Act 2011 doesn’t just affect those in the energy sector; areas of the Green Deal and other energy efficiency measures should be of interest to a wide range of different businesses.

If you’re a commercial letting agent or landlord, making your properties more energy efficient will make it easier to find tenants to rent your properties.

Commercial Rentals

Do you rent commercial property? If so, the Green Deal has the potential save a lot of money for you and businesses like yours all over the UK, as well as boosting the demand for businesses that develop and install energy efficient systems.

For a business to benefit from the scheme, the following must in place:

  • The property must be eligible
  • The improvements must be “qualifying energy improvements
  • A Green Deal assessor and Green Deal provider must be satisfied that the property meets the relevant criteria
  • An accredited supplier must supply the property

Energy Efficiency Services

Companies providing energy efficient solutions will have access to funding through the Green Deal to develop improvements or install renewable systems as part of retrofitting projects.

Green Deal initiatives remain with the building, rather than with the tenant, or the facilities management firms. This opens up the potential for longer term projects (of up to 25 years).

 

How National Window Films Can Help

If you are looking to increase your energy efficiency rating, installing window film is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to do this. Installing window film is a great energy saving method that is low cost and a smart investment.

A building can only be energy-efficient to the extent that its windows are energy-efficient.  EnerLogic™, a low energy saving window film, is able to transform existing poorly-insulating windows into energy-efficient windows. The insulating power of EnerLogic gives single-glazed windows the annual insulating performance of double-glazed windows – and gives double-glazed windows triple-glazed performance.

When the Energy Act was first introduced in 2011, it had a few principal objectives. These consisted of enhancing energy security, enabling investment in low carbon energy supplies and overcoming obstacles by investing in energy efficiency. The Department of Energy and Climate Change still sees these goals as primary, but has recently instituted changes in policy to reach these targets. These changes will come into effect in 2018, which means that there are certain laws property owners should be aware of in terms of how this will affect them.

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