The Government plans to recycle some of this revenue in the form of a 0.5% reduction in National Insurance payments, but this will do little to offset the full effect of the levy. Energy suppliers will pay the levy directly to the Customs and Excise and this increase will inevitably be passed on to businesses through their utility bills. Property valuation headings exploring full house to see that it’s seen as expense in the hugeness zone field. Of the £1billion the Levy will raise, the Government plans to use £150million to support energy efficiency measures. The remaining £100million will be used to fund a system of 100% first year enhanced capital allowances for energy savings.
The technology in designing, building and running a warehouse or distribution centre is complex and will be unique to the nature of each business.There may be little choice on the building orientation having regard to the site and on exposed hillsides heat losses from winds will be inevitable. But south west facing buildings benefit from the warmth of the sun and a cube shape will retain heat better than a long, narrow or angular structure. If loading bays are all north facing you may need extra heating in the delivery area in the winter to counter heat losses as well as the problem of ice build up on loading docks and service areas to chill and frozen facilities.
Judicious use of windows can both reduce the need for internal lighting and maximise the benefit of the warmth of the sun. Intelligent building control systems are becoming more widespread and quickly offset the addition cost of installation by controlling the internal building climate, without energy waste from open windows or unnecessary cooling systems.
High levels of insulation will soon repay their investment as energy costs increase and automatic closures for doors and other openings will minimise heat loss. But even where you operate a more conventional operation, energy-efficient lighting and heating systems will help fuel bills down. The CCL makes it even more important to consider the total lifetime cost of any investment in capital plant, including energy costs particularly with temperature controlled facilities.