Future Proofing the  West Wittering Beach House (Going beyond the Regulations)

Guest Blog by Bob Harris

There are two imminent regulations designed for the commercial rented and business sector.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) linked to a rented commercial buildings EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and  regulation P272 requiring businesses to have electricity usage settled on a half-hourly basis.

So what’s the big issue?

Commercial rented buildings with an EPC of F or G will be banned from the commercial rental market from 2018 and businesses may need to change their meters.

The aim is to create an entirely new ‘smart energy’ market.

I believe there is a good chance that regulations like this are likely to also come to the private sector.

At the West Wittering Beach House we are future proofing our development by installing Economy 7- 10 electricity meters (these meters can be changed to half-hourly meters at a later date) linked to 7Kwh’s of battery storage.

So what’s brilliant about this?

Well we can run the West Wittering Beach House and an electric car on almost half price electricity – 24hrs – 7 days a week – 365  days a year.

Where can you buy petrol for half price?

For more information:

Leigh Bowen – Architect of the ‘West Wittering Beach House’ and Bob Harris will be presenting at the Voltimum Smart Tech Live conference 27th May central London. see: http://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/major-industry-event-smart-tech-live-set-may

The key note speaker is Jerry Hamilton of Tesla UK who will describe his vision of the future and how energy storage will be pivotal to the radical changes in the next few years.

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