2030 EPC target for privately rented non-domestic buildings under consultation

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking views on the government’s proposed framework to improve implementation and enforcement of the EPC B target by 2030 for privately rented non-domestic buildings.

The government’s 2019 consultation on a future regulatory target for the Non-Domestic Private Rented Sector Regulations of EPC B by 2030 gained large support.

As a result, the 2020 Energy white paper confirmed that the future trajectory for the non-domestic minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) will be EPC B by 2030.

A large number of respondents to the 2019 consultation highlighted that whilst the Government’s ambition is appropriate, there are significant implementation issues that should be addressed to allow the policy to be successful.

This conclusion was supported by the Government’s pilot study, which ran from 2018-2019 and looked at how the enforcement of the PRS Regulations could be improved.

The Government supports this assessment.

This consultation sets out proposals to improve the implementation and enforcement of the EPC B requirement, including:

  • improving the implementation
  • improving enforcement
  • ensuring the policy can be delivered in practice

More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the government website.