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Commercial Energy Certificates

What do we do?

We provide Commercial Energy Performance Certificates direct to businesses, landlords, solicitors and agents.

Where do we do it?

London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex & Hampshire. We can also call on a network of energy assessors around the country and put you in direct contact with them.

How long does it take?

Commercial Energy certificates can be produced within 24 hours depending on availability and the size of the property (and how busy we are at the time!). In general though, you should allow us 72-96 hours.

How much does it cost?

Commercial EPCs need to be quoted individually for each enquiry. This is due to the differing complexity of commercial buildings and also the amount of data that needs to be gathered during the site survey.

What's included?

The Energy Certificate and Recommendations Report are supplied electronically as PDF files. This way you can print and distribute as many as you need (and it keeps our costs down & helps the environment!). We can of course provide a hard copy if you require one.

 

Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

We're Accredited

We're accredited by Stroma Ltd and governed by their Code of Practice.

We're Fully Insured

Full Professional Indemnity and public liability insurance from Hiscox.

Our Quality is Assured

We're members of the Institute of Domestic Energy Assessors (IDEA).

 

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Commercial EPC

What do we do?

We provide Commercial Energy Performance Certificates direct to businesses, landlords, solicitors and agents.

Where do we do it?

London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex & Hampshire. We can also call on a network of energy assessors around the country and put you in direct contact with them.

Commercial EPC

Obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement if you wish to sell or rent out any existing property within the UK.

Where a property has been newly constructed and the initial construction stage comes to an end an EPC is also required.

If the property in question is a business or commercial premises then you will need to get your EPC from a commercial energy assessor. The person conducting the assessment may differ from those who provide domestic certificates due to the different complexities and features of commercial properties over domestic ones.

The purpose of an EPC is to show how energy efficient a building is. Various factors will be taken into consideration in order to determine efficiency. Some of the things an assessor will look at in order to collect the required information for a commercial EPC certificate will be:

  1. 1.    What material the building is made from
  • The fabric of the walls

                                         i.    Both internal and external walls will be evaluated

                                        ii.    Whether walls are single skin or cavity in construction

                                       iii.    The materials used: Brick, Block, Timber, Metal and so on

  • How windows and doors are made

                                         i.    Whether frames are wooden, metal or UPVC

                                        ii.    The type and style of window. i.e. fixed closed, sash or hinge opening

                                       iii.    If windows are single, double or triple glazed

  • The type of roof

                                         i.    A roof may be pitched, flat or possibly have varying contours and valleys

                                        ii.    The material used for its construction: slate, tile, metal, glass, thatch, etc..

                                       iii.    Whether the roof has any windows will also be a factor

  • The type of flooring throughout

                                         i.    Is there a basement or cellar?

                                        ii.    Are the varying floors of the building solid, or are there floorboards or other types of cavity flooring

                                       iii.    If any underfloor heating is in operation

  1. 2.    What level of insulation the building currently has
  • Do any cavity walls contain insulation?
  • Is there any loft insulation? If so, what type and how thick?

There are exceptions to the requirement for a building to have an EPC, which are:

  1. 1.    If a building is listed and altering it is deemed unacceptable
  2. 2.    Places of worship or areas used for other religious activity
  3. 3.    Industrial sites that don’t use much energy
  4. 4.    If demolition has been scheduled or planning permission has been applied for
  5. 5.    Temporary buildings in use for 2 years or less
  6. 6.    Detached buildings with less than 50 meters squared of total floor space

Once an EPC has been obtained it will last for a period of 10 years. There are also other considerations beyond having a current EPC that need to be adhered to for any commercial property. There are likely to be various other certificates that are required. Safety certificates for heating systems are necessary, as are periodic checks on electrical systems. An air conditioning inspection will be required for premises with such systems in place. There is a requirement to comply with both building regulations and water regulations and the onus is on the owner or property manager to ensure standards are met and maintained. For more information contact the relevant body.

About Commercial EPC's

Obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement if you wish to sell or rent out any existing property within the UK.

Where a property has been newly constructed and when the initial construction stage comes to an end an EPC is also required.

If the property in question is a business or commercial premises then you will need to get your EPC from a commercial energy assessor. The person conducting the assessment may differ from those who provide domestic certificates due to the different complexities and features of commercial properties over domestic ones.

The purpose of an EPC is to show how energy efficient a building is. Various factors will be taken into consideration in order to determine efficiency. Some of the things an assessor will look at in order to collect the required information for a commercial EPC certificate will be:

  1. What material the building is made from
  • The fabric of the walls
  1. Both internal and external walls will be evaluated
  2. Whether walls are single skin or cavity in construction
  3. The materials used: Brick, Block, Timber, Metal and so on
  • How windows and doors are made
  1. Whether frames are wooden, metal or UPVC
  2. The type and style of window. i.e. fixed closed, sash or hinge opening
  3. If windows are single, double or triple glazed
  • The type of roof
  1. A roof may be pitched, flat or possibly have varying contours and valleys
  2. The material used for its construction: slate, tile, metal, glass, thatch, etc..
  3. Whether the roof has any windows will also be a factor
  • The type of flooring throughout
  1. Is there a basement or cellar?
  2. Are the varying floors of the building solid, or are there floorboards or other types of cavity flooring
  3. If any underfloor heating is in operation
  1. What level of insulation the building currently has
  • Do any cavity walls contain insulation?
  • Is there any loft insulation? If so, what type and how thick?

There are exceptions to the requirement for a building to have an EPC, which are:

  1. If a building is listed and altering it is deemed unacceptable
  2. Places of worship or areas used for other religious activity
  3. Industrial sites that don’t use much energy
  4. If demolition has been scheduled or planning permission has been applied for
  5. Temporary buildings in use for 2 years or less
  6. Detached buildings with less than 50 meters squared of total floor space

Once a commercial EPC has been obtained it will last for a period of 10 years. There are also other considerations beyond having a current EPC that need to be adhered to for any commercial property. There are likely to be various other certificates that are required. Safety certificates for heating systems are necessary, as are periodic checks on electrical systems. An air conditioning inspection will be required for premises with such systems in place. There is a requirement to comply with both building regulations and water regulations and the onus is on the owner or property manager to ensure standards are met and maintained. For more information contact the relevant body.

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