Energy Performance Certificates

We Provide Commercial Energy Performance Certificates Throughout the Whole of the UK. Contact Us Using the Details Below or Submit Your Information at the Bottom of the Page and One of Our Friendly, Expert Team Will be in Touch to Discuss Your Needs

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Non-Domestic buildings in the UK, by their inherent nature, are often incredibly energy inefficient. Especially older ones. Bad for the bottom line. Bad for the environment too. In fact 40% of all energy used in the UK is used to heat and power buildings. Enormous waste and at the same time enormous opportunities for improved efficiencies. Efficiencies now measured and managed since 2008 using the Commercial (Non-Domestic) Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and its accompanying Recommendations Report which are now a legal requirement under the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations for any building constructed, sold or let in the UK. In Scotland they are also required by all Public Buildings over a 1000sqm (instead of a DEC). The EPC calculates an Asset Rating which is displayed on an A-G energy scale and is based on the energy performance potential of the building (walls, roofs, floors), its services (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting) and their controls. This enables the energy efficiency of a building to be assessed without the need for actual energy bills. There are some exemptions (e.g. Places of worship, listed buildings, etc.)

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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 Surveys, 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. Each certificate shows the current and previous two years energy rating and carbon emissions for comparison purposes. An advisory report (AR) based on a site survey accompanies the first DEC, and then is renewed every seven years thereafter (every ten years for buildings of 1000 m2 or less). The AR lists cost effective measures to improve the rating of the building. Green Zone Surveys has been providing DEC’s throughout the UK and Ireland since their introduction.

How long are Commercial EPCs Valid?

A Commercial EPC is valid for ten years.

When is a commercial EPC required?

As soon as a building is in the process of being offered for sale or rent, it is the responsibility of the seller or landlord to make available an EPC to any prospective buyer or tenant. The landlord or seller is legally required to provide an EPC as soon as possible. Before a building is put on the market the seller or landlord must commission an EPC for the building.

What are the penalties for not having an EPC?

The penalty for failing to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant when selling or renting a non-domestic dwelling is fixed, in most cases, at 12.5 per cent of the rateable value of the building, with a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied. The range of penalties under this formula are set with a minimum of £500 and capped at a maximum of £5,000! An EPC provides a useful indication of the potential for energy efficiency and carbon emissions.

Why Choose Green Zone Surveys?

UK wide TM44

Full UK Coverage

We cover the whole of the UK so no matter where your property is located we can help. By offering commercial EPC's across the UK it also enables us to take on large portfolio work for organizations with geographically dispersed properties, ensuring we can help no matter how big or small your project is

Dedicated TM44 project manager

Dedicated EPC Project Managers

When you book to have an Energy Performance Certificate completed by us we provide you with a dedicated project manager who will organize everything and guide you through the process from start to finish. This ensures that you will always have a direct point of contact who understands your needs and means they can provide you with the highest level of expertise and customer service

TM44 accredited

Fully Trained and Accredited EPC Assessors

Our expert in house EPC assessors are qualified to complete level 3, 4 and 5 Energy Performance certificates and hold accreditations with a number of bodies. We provide regular training to all of our team so their knowledge and skills always remain up to date with industry standards and to ensure we provide the best service possible

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