Energy Performance Certificates
What are EPCs?
Energy Performance Certificates known as EPCs, rate how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (A being the most efficient and G the least) and are similar to DECs in this way. EPCs enact part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012 (England & Wales) and apply to privately owned buildings.
EPCs are needed whenever a property is constructed, sold, rented, or changed to accommodate further occupation requiring new or extended fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems.
If your commercial building has a total useful floor area of over 500m2, is frequently visited by the public and an EPC has already been produced for the buildings sale, rental or construction, you must display the EPC by fixing it to your building.
You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.
You can only get an EPC from a commercial energy assessor (non-domestic energy assessor/domestic energy assessor) and the type of assessor you will need will depend on the complexity and features of the building. Once an EPC has been produced it will be valid for 10 years.
We will help your organisation meet its regulatory obligations and improve its energy performance through our EPC service.
Our highly qualified and fully accredited energy assessors will produce your EPC and ensure that they are lodged on the non-domestic energy performance register or, the Domestic Energy Performance Certificate Register as required.
We can also support your organisation throughout any changes it wishes to make in order to improve its energy rating and energy performance in the future, helping reduce your buildings operating costs and enhance its user experience.