Our SAP calculations come with our consultancy guarantee of a pass based on our¬†recommendations.
At The Syntegra Group, our Energy Certification team undertake new-build domestic SAP assessments and provide design stage Part L SAP calculations¬†and On Construction Energy Performance Certificates (OCEPC) throughout the United Kingdom:
- In response to the EPBD:¬†as of the 6th April, 2008 all new homes under construction require a Part L SAP report¬†at design stage, and also an OCEPC at completion. A building completion certificate from building control cannot be issued without a new-build completion EPC (OCEPC) being issued.
- SAP calculations are used mainly to determine carbon index and energy values for new-build homes and property by providing a PEA during the design stage to attain building control approval.
- New-build¬†SAP/EPC legislation states that an OCEPC are valid for 3 years.
Our SBEM calculations come with our consultancy guarantee of a pass based on our¬†recommendations.
We can mobilise our qualified commercial energy assessors to undertake an energy survey on any type of commercial building across the UK. We are able to undertake new-build commercial SBEM assessments and provide design stage Part L2 SBEM calculations, and OCEPCs throughout the United Kingdom.
- In response to the EPBD:¬†as of 4th January, 2009 all commercial property for sale or let now requires a commercial EPC.
- The commercial EPC will tell you how energy efficient the commercial 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 now mandatory that a commercial EPC is in place prior to marketing a commercial property.
- Newly constructed commercial 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.
- Commercial EPCs are valid for a 10 year period.
Under current commercial EPC legislation a commercial 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.
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