ACS calls for more government support to help local shops improve energy efficiency
ACS has made a number of recommendations to government, including increasing investment incentives for businesses
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has called for the government to ensure local shops are supported in the move to meet proposed minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES).
The government is proposing to introduce an increase in MEES to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C by 2027 and EPC B by 2030.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy launched a consultation looking at the framework to implement tighter MEES for privately rented non-domestic buildings.
ACS has made a number of recommendations to government, including:
ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Local shops are committed to improving their stores and this includes investing in measures to improve their energy efficiency.
“We urge the government to ensure convenience stores are supported and provided with guidance ahead of the move to reach EPC C by 2027.”
The consultation was launched following the government’s Clean Growth Strategy committing the government to reducing business energy usage by 20% by 2030.ACS’ full submission is available here
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