We can mobilise our qualified energy assessors to undertake an energy survey on any type of building across the UK:
- In response to the EPBD: as of 4th January, 2009 all commercial property for sale or let now require a commercial EPC.
- The EPC will tell you how energy efficient the property is on a scale of A-G, with A being the most efficient. The certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the property has on the environment.
- It is mandatory that a EPC is in place prior to marketing a property.
- Newly constructed buildings are also required to have an EPC.
- The commercial EPC is combined with a recommendation report on how the property’s energy efficiency can be improved, in addition to a potential rating if the recommendation work is carried out.
- EPCs are valid for a 10 year period.
Under current EPC legislation an EPC is not required on the following exempt premises:
- On lease renewals or extensions in place prior to 1st October, 2008
- Places of worship
- Stand alone buildings less than 50 square metres
- Properties with consent to be demolished within a 2 year period
Non-compliance with commercial EPC legislation will result in a penalty. The penalty is of up to 12.5% of the rateable value of the property, with a minimum of £500 and a maximum of £5,000. This is in addition to the cost of a compliant commercial EPC.
Commercial EPC/SBEM Assessment PDF – Download