The Energy Act 2011
The Energy Act 2011 states that from 1st April 2018 it will be unlawful to let a property which fails to achieve a Minimum Building Energy Performance Standard (MEPS). It is expected that the minimum standard for England and Wales will be based on an E- Rated Energy Performance Certificate.
Does your building meet the MEPS? If not you will have to carry out improvements to achieve the minimum standard before you can lawfully rent or lease it to a Tenant.
The Recommendation Report will list measures that will enable the building to meet the MEPS.
An EPC is also required to claim higher rate Feed-in Tariffs for Solar PV – EPC rating of D or above required.
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Identifying Efficiency Improvements
The accompanying Recommendation Report will list cost effective measures to improve energy performance. Improvements based on essential research from the EU, BRE and DCLG and designed to lower carbon emissions, reduce climate change, secure energy supplies but most immediately and possibly most important of all to any bill payer – to cut energy costs.
Who Provides Commercial EPC Reports?
All EPCs must be produced by an accredited Energy Assessor. You’ll be wise to make sure that more than just accredited, your Energy Assessor is a capable, Commercial EPC specialist.
Inaccurate EPC’s can potentially lead to disputes and even legal action.
Here at Green Zone, our Assessors have been carrying out Non-Domestic EPCs throughout the UK since their introduction, not only for existing buildings but also for new buildings which require Building Control sign off.
We can provide Level 3, 4 and 5 Commercial EPC’s for existing and new buildings.
If you would like to know what type of EPC your building might require, contact us on 0844 499 7574
How long are Commercial EPCs Valid For?
EPCs are valid for 10 years with failure to have a valid EPC or Recommendations Report potentially making you liable for a fixed penalty fine.
Not having a valid EPC may also delay exchange of contracts or finalising lease agreements.
How to get a Commercial EPC Report
Call now on 0844 499 7574.
Our team of experienced assessors are ready and waiting to create not only your commercial EPC but also its accompanying report and recommendations on how to both improve ratings and make energy savings.