Commercial EPC

What is an EPC for Commercial Properties?

Since 2009 Commercial EPCs are now a requirement for all non-domestic properties for sale, to let and on construction.

No matter how big or small we inspect them all, Eco Logic have carried out commercial EPC’s on properties from small retail units to huge office blocks in Central London and even shopping centres.

A Non-Domestic EPC is more complicated than its domestic counterpart and involves more data and detailed information about the buildings thermal elements and HVAC systems where applicable.

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (with ‘A’ the most efficient grade).

You must have an EPC if:

  • You rent out or sell the premises
  • A building under construction is finished
  • There are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve
    providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems

For more information please click on the link below:

A guide to energy performance certificates for the construction, sale and let of non-dwellings

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Penalties for non compliance

The fine for non-compliance is 12.5% of the rateable value of the property, subject to a minimum of £500 and maximum of £5000.

You must display an EPC by fixing it to your commercial building if all these apply:

  • The total useful floor area is over 500 square meters
  • The building is frequently visited by the public
  • An EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN COMMERCIAL EPC INSPECTION?

The information collated during the inspection is detailed and includes several elements of the building, The EPC can take anything from half an hour to a day depending on the size and complexity of the project.

  • Analysis of building design
  • Analysis of building fabric and what building is used for
  • Analysis of Lighting, Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Analysis of building structure and calculation of insulation measures in place

Energy Performance Certificates are carried out by qualified energy assessors who will collect the data on site and then process the information into SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) which will calculate the energy rating of the building.

COMMERCIAL EPC INSPECTION

Cost of a Commercial EPC

The prices for a Commercial EPC vary depending on the size and complexity of each building to be assessed.  Prices start at £150 pounds for a commercial property under 50m2.

Areas we cover:  Nationwide

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