For the past few years, energy efficiency is becoming a focal point for businesses and policymakers.  

This includes the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which since 2018 has regulated new lettings of commercial properties based on buildings’ Energy Performance Certificate ratings. From 1 April 2023, a new application of MEES in England and Wales will make it unlawful for landlords to continue to let buildings with an F or a G rating. Furthermore, MEES obligations are anticipated to become stricter in the coming decade. 

Join techUK, legal counsel from CMS and CBRE for this one-hour webinar to learn how the changes to MEES might affect you, what are the exemptions, compliance and enforcement of MEES, and what this means for the letting of commercial properties for industries such as data centres.  


Keith Barber CMS


Keith Barber is a senior associate in the Real Estate transactional team. He has over 10 years’ experience in commercial real estate, advising a wide range of institutional landlords, developers and corporate occupiers across a wide range of sectors. He has particular experience in investment acquisitions and disposals as well as site assembly and development work. He is part of the Green Leases working group at CMS and has a particular interest in energy matters affecting real estate. He is also a member of the Investment Property Forum.

Rebecca Roffe CMS


Rebecca is a Partner in our Planning Group in Sheffield with over 10 years of experience in all planning and environmental matters. She deals with contentious and non-contentious issues for investors, developers, consenting authorities, contractors and operators, particularly in the energy and climate change, real estate and infrastructure sectors. She focuses on derisking investment in, and development of, complex schemes through strategic advice and novel approaches to risk allocation. She has deep expertise in land assembly and CPO, environmental impact and habitats assessment, Development Consent Order applications, planning/highways agreements, enforcement and inquiry work, energy and sustainability regulation and contaminated land.

Sam Carson CBRE

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Sam leads CBRE's approach to sustainability within the UK Valuation & Advisory business.  Sam is responsible for working with clients and valuers to integrate sustainability and ESG considerations within our Valuation Business, working closely with our CBRE’s wider ESG Consultancy and sustainability teams both within the UK and across Continental Europe.

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Luisa C. Cardani

Luisa C. Cardani

Head of Data Centres Programme, techUK

Lucas Banach

Lucas Banach

Programme Assistant, Data Centres, Climate, Environment and Sustainability, Market Access, techUK

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