Hydrock’s Annie Marston published in Property Week magazine

A thought-provoking letter published today in Property Week by Annie Marston, Associate in the Building Performance Engineering team, as she shares her thoughts on the limitations of EPCs.

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11th March, 2022

A thought-provoking letter published today in Property Week by Annie Marston, Associate in the Building Performance Engineering team, as she shares her thoughts on the limitations of EPCs.

Annie’s recognises the significance of the improved EPC structure, along with the BPF’s call on the Government to accelerate the decarbonisation of real estate. However, she highlights how having an ‘A’ or ‘B’ EPC rating doesn’t necessarily mean your building is operating to the developer or asset owner’s net zero goals.

In her letter, Annie states, “we need buildings to be designed to address the climate emergency, rather than to meet evolving legislation. EPCs are blunt instruments in what is a very large toolbox, and we should recognise their limitations.”

We encourage you to take a moment to read Annie’s compelling letter, you can do so online, via the Property Week website.