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Why a ‘good’ EPC rating doesn’t mean net zero

Sadaf Askari \ 18th Jan 2023

Sadaf Askari, associate in our smart energy and sustainability team, has featured in Property Week with her comments around the limitations posed by forthcoming EPC legislation.

“We need buildings to be designed to operate to mitigate their overall impact on the environment and to adapt to an ever-changing climate, rather than to meet tick-box-style legislation.”

In the article, Sadaf goes on to explain how she believes EPCs are no longer fit for purpose in a world that needs to face its environmental challenges head on to make real changes. Instead, in-use energy performance is a far more valuable metric.

To read Sadaf’s comments in full, visit Property Week online or catch the printed edition from 13 January 2023.