Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Heritage Properties: Mitigating risks through the procurement and interpretation of Energy Performance Certificates


The introduction of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards has brought EPC ratings sharply into focus as an important factor in leasing and investment decisions. However, as EPCs predominately designed to rate modern buildings, they do not always account for the traditional characteristics of heritage properties or propose the most appropriate energy efficiency recommendations.

This ​report has been developed in collaboration with Sturgis Carbon Profiling, to support owners of heritage properties in meeting compliance requirements of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, whilst simultaneously recognising the special requirements of heritage properties.