Shropshire Council

Useful information

Government departments - climate change

DBEIS (Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy) for the government latest guidance: including The Clean Growth Strategy, and regional statistics.

UK local authority and regional carbon dioxide emissions national statistics. The aim of these statistics is to provide the most reliable and consistent possible breakdown of CO2 emissions across the country, using nationally available data sets going back to 2005.

Digest of UK Energy Statistics. The digest, sometimes known as DUKES, is an essential source of energy information. It contains extensive tables, charts and commentary. Separate sections on coal, petroleum, gas, electricity, renewables and combined heat and power a comprehensive picture of energy production and use over the last 5 years, with key series taken back to 1970.

Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG). Directives and guidance for built environment: commercial and domestic sectors and communities to live and work, and to give more power to local people to shape what happens in their area.

DEFRA Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)25-year Environment Plan and related directives in waste, natural resources and agricultural.

Expert independent industry guidance

Carbon Trust. An independent expert in carbon reduction and commercializing low carbon technologies.

Energy Saving Trust. “We are a leading and trusted organization helping people save energy every day”.

WRAP. The Waste and Resources Action Programme is at the forefront of the circular economy.

National Grid Live Energy Mix.

Building efficiency

Building Regulations Part L. Building regulation in England setting standards for the energy performance of new and existing buildings.

DEC (Display Energy Certificate). Guidance about the regulations for display energy certificates of public buildings.

EPC (energy performance certificate)

An energy performance certificate is required for properties when constructed, sold or let. It provides details on the energy performance of the property and what you can do to improve it.

MEES (minimum level of energy efficiency standards)

Guidance to landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic properties.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)

BREEAM recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.

SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model)

SBEM is a software tool developed by BRE that provides an analysis of a building's energy consumption. It is used for non-domestic buildings in support of the National Calculation Methodology (NCM), the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Green Deal.


Consumer protection and government regulation household and business energy.

Historic England: efficiency and environmental management of listed buildings

Free to download: a suite of technical advice and guidance on improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings. The drivers to improve energy efficiency are:

  • Reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills
  • Improve comfort levels
  • Comply with statutory requirements such as Part L of the Building Regulations or the Private Rented Sector Regulations

Renewable heat energy

RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive)

Biomass - MCS

Heat pumps - MCS

Solar thermal (hot water)

Renewable Electrical Energy

Solar PV (photo-voltaic) - MCS



CHP (Combined heat and power or co-generation)