The perfect tool for MEES: Recommendation Selector

The Energy Performance Certificate is the only way to meet the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations and is, of course, a fantastic tool to view a property’s energy rating and carbon emissions, but to work out the best way to achieve a minimum rating you may need more.

An EPC identifies the cumulative effect of the savings across all of the potential measures. Although this is useful to see, realistically, very few people are going to implement all the measures in the prescribed sequence.

Recommendation Selector allows an Elmhurst Member to work with the properties RdSAP data to remove and re-sequence recommendation so to identify the best solution for the building owner to achieve the minimum standards in much the same way as the “EPC Advisor” tool, before it was withdrawn several years ago. The attractive Energy Report is totally complementary to the EPC which remains as the only way of demonstrating compliance with  Energy Performance of Buildings and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations.

The MEES Opportunity

In April 2018 the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards were first introduced in England and Wales which stipulated that landlords could not let out private domestic properties with an EPC rating of F or G. The Private Rental Sector (PRS) is also to be covered in Scotland with similar standards which will be implemented soon. 

This has left landlords desperately looking for ways to comply with the update to the regulations in the most cost-effective way possible.

Why use Recommendation Selector?

Recommendation Selector is a free-to-use software tool for Elmhurst members that allows you to model different energy saving recommendations from an energy assessment you have undertaken. 


You can:

  • Isolate different recommendations
  • Compare and analyse different energy saving measures
  • Identify the most cost-effective combinations
  • Produce professional reports for clients

    Providing you have already produced the energy assessment you can create a professional Recommendation Improvements Report detailing the cost/ benefits of selected measures, in order to help clients comply with the regulations. Please note an EPC will still need to be created for legislative purposes such as MEES.

    This can be an add-on service which draws on the unique expertise of DEAs and their ability to advise clients on the best route forward.

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    Access Recommendation Selector for FREE!

    Recommendation Selector is free to use for all Elmhurst members until 30th June. Visit Access Elmhurst to view the software.


    Article published: 10/06/2020

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