2,500 EPCs across the UKs rail network


About Network Rail

Network Rail owns the railway infrastructure in the UK. It covers 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts plus 1,000s of signals, level crossings and stations.


On the 1st April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (2018) became law. Landlords of ‘non-domestic dwellings’* could not legally grant a new tenancy if their EPC rating was below an ‘E’. Ratings of ‘F’ or ‘G’ needed improvements to pass MEES or register an exemption.

(*Furthermore, as of the 1st April 2023, this would apply to all existing tenancies.)

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The challenge

As the landlord of a national portfolio, Network Rail needed a partner to assess and issue qualifying buildings an EPC so they remained compliant.

How we helped

Every retail unit, at every station, including the countries busiest such as London Bridge and Manchester Piccadilly, needed an EPC.

Before EPC inspections took place, each location needed a risk assessment and method statement (RAMS). This showed the risk for stations, depots and retail units.

Liaising with station and area managers, we carried out inspections in areas both on and off limits to the public.

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” We appreciate the diligence and commitment shown throughout the contract and look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.”
Nigel Fairclough MRICS, Leasing Manager, Stations and Depots Network Rail


We performed over 2,500 EPCs across their portfolio. All compliant EPCs were lodged onto the national register, and a copy given to Network Rail.

Properties below an ‘E’ rating were reviewed by our energy efficiency team who then issued a MEES report. The report outlined the simplest, cost effective path to compliance for Network Rail.

On completion of the upgrades, our team would revisit and complete the EPC.