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Commercial Energy Performance Certificates

The certificate records how energy efficient a property is as a building and provides A-G ratings. These are similar to the labels now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

They are produced using standard methods and assumptions about energy usage so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another. This allows prospective buyers, tenants, owners, occupiers and purchasers to see information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions from their building so they can consider energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment.

An EPC is always accompanied by a recommendation report that lists cost effective and other measures (such as low and zero carbon generating systems) to improve the energy rating. The certificate is important because nearly 50 per cent of the UK's energy consumption and carbon emissions arise from the way our buildings are lit, heated and used. Even comparatively minor changes in energy performance and the way we use each building will have a significant effect in reducing energy consumption

Prices for Commercial EPC

Price will be dependent on site assessment.

Do I Need a Commercial EPC?

If you are selling, renting or building commercial property, you need a Commercial EPC.

There are a few exceptions - see ‘circumstances where I don't need an EPC' below for details

If a building is split into parts ‘designed or altered to be used as separate accommodation' the parts may each require their own EPC. The sale and let of commercial buildings can be complex with multiple tenancies and uses.

Whether you need a single or multiple EPCs may depend on the heating systems and your future plans for the building.

See ‘What if I have a building that is subdivided into separate parts' below, or contact our office on 01706 825096 for free guidance on the most cost effective solution to your buildings EPC requirements.

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