All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you own a home, getting an energy performance survey done could help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.
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:Â as of 4th January, 2009 all commercial property for sale or let now require a commercial EPC.
- TheÂ 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 aÂ 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 currentÂ 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 withÂ EPC legislation will result in a penalty. This is in addition to the cost of a compliantÂ EPC.