metro commercial blog

Welcome to the metro commercial blog. We aim to provide you with updates on commercial property and in particular energy efficiency in commercial property, the legislation, how to improve efficiency and other matters important to commercial property.
General news relating to energy efficiency in commercial buildings in the UK.

Improving air quality in urban areas

Air quality in cities: Vehicle emissions and Low Emission Zones  I t is not only buildings that are being required to improve their environmental credentials with many councils across the UK having introduced low emission zones (LEZ) for all but the latest combustion engine vehicles. In London an Ultra zone Emission Zone has been int...
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Residential buildings in Scotland: Minimum energy efficiency standards update

As previously reported, a consultation was carried out by the Scottish Government to investigate improving the energy efficiency of the private sector residential stock. Some of the key questions and statements made are as follows. Responses to this consultation have been collected and are being reviewed by the Scottish Government. Some o...
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Scottish consultation on minimum energy efficiency for residential property

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Minimum energy efficiency for residential property  The Scottish Government intend to introduce minimum energy efficiency standards for private rented residential property to Scotland, similar to that due to be introduced in England and Wales through Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in England and Wales. The Scott...
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The UKs largest shopping centre Photovoltaic (PV) system

The UKs largest shopping centre Photovoltaic (PV) system
​The owners of the The Galleries Shopping Centre in Tyne & Weir have announced they will install the UK's largest shopping centre photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof. They say the system will comprise 1,317 individual photovoltaic panels, covering an area of 41,000 sq ft – equivalent to a professional football pitch - on an othe...
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