Building management systems (BMS) can help landlords attain energy efficiency targets

Building management systems (BMS) can help landlords and buy-to-let investors attain the new, tougher energy efficiency targets set by the UK government.

Under the latest Government regulations, any properties rated as an F or a G on the energy efficiency rankings, the lowest possible ratings, will need to be upgraded for new tenancies by April next year and for existing tenancies by 2020. The move has the potential to save tenants more than £2,000 on their energy bills.

The improvements are currently based on there being no cost to the landlord, with several Government loans and subsidies available. The Clean Growth Strategy, also published yesterday, stated the intention to upgrade as many homes as possible to a C rating by 2030.

Residential Landlords Association policy director Richard Jones said: “With private rented homes having a substantially older stock of properties, improving the energy efficiency of such housing is difficult and costly.

“We welcome confirmation that landlords will not be required to find the upfront cost of energy improvements themselves and it is important that the funding is clearly and easily available for landlords to make improvements.”

HeatSave Wireless TRVs – energy efficiency investments that help you slash your energy bills

The HeatSave thermostatic radiator valves controlled by the HeatingSave BMS are the easiest to install and most cost-effective energy-saving measures on the market, taking the concept of retro-fitting to the next level. They are particularly suitable for retrofitting, since one simply has to remove the existing TRV and replace it with the HeatSave unit.

The wireless thermostatic radiator valves enable users to set specific functioning times for each valve, and, since radiators are individually controlled, home owners are fully capable to maximise the zoning potential and reduce energy consumption in those areas that are not used for longer periods of time (as for example, dining or sitting rooms and kitchens during the night, etc.).

Additionally, the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valves also provide an automatic exercising feature when unused for 7 days, whose purpose is to minimise seizing of radiator valves in warmer months.

All in all, the HeatSave TRVs enable users to achieve some pretty impressive savings, as they will help reduce your heating bills by up to 30%, especially when coupled with the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System.

If you want to find out more about the HeatSave wireless thermostatic radiator valves, our dedicated team is eagerly waiting to answer all of your questions.