Under the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations (EPBR), it is a legal requirement to produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for buildings constructed, sold or let after 2008 in the UK.
An EPC will provide an energy rating from A to G and it indicates the energy efficiency of the building fabric and the heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting systems. Domestic and non-domestic EPCs inform prospective buyers or tenants about the building’s energy performance. In contrast to DECs that are produced annually, an EPC can be valid for up to 10 years if no major renovation occurs on the building.
When a commercial building over 50m2 is built, sold or rented a non-domestic EPC is needed.
A non-domestic EPC will:
Our Consultants are accredited Energy Assessors to deliver level 3, 4 and 5 non-domestic EPCs that are compliant with the requirements of the EPBR.
Our service follows the same method in England and Wales, and includes:
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In 2018, a new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency was applied to rented commercial buildings. This change made it unlawful to rent or lease a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating below an E. This will expand to include existing tenants/leases from 1st April 2023.
Our Energy Assessors can help organisations be compliant with the MEES legislation by producing a clear report showing all relevant recommendations and how they can improve their asset ratings to be able to reach the ‘E’ rating. Whether there is a valid EPC in place or not, we can calculate the current asset rating and offer cost-effective solutions to achieve compliance.
The owner or landlord of a property for sale or let can be fined between £500 and £5,000 for failing to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant. Local Authorities are the “enforcement authority” and will be responsible for enforcing compliance with the EPCs, DECs and Air Conditioning Inspections.
We have accredited non-domestic Energy Assessors in Design and Simulation, Engineers and Low Carbon Consultants who can produce EPCs for your non-domestic buildings to ensure you meet the legal requirements. In addition to providing EPCs, we can give bespoke advice to assist you in cutting energy costs and carbon emissions in your buildings. We can carry out energy surveys, benchmarking and energy profiling of your buildings to identify areas of significant energy consumption and provide recommendations to save energy and costs.