What is an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
looks broadly similar to the energy labels now provided with refrigerators and washing machines.
Its purpose of the EPC is to indicate
how energy efficient a building is.
The certificate will provide an energy rating of the building from A to G,
where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the rating, the more energy efficient the building is,
and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.
The energy performance of the building is shown as a Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
is a commercial EPC required?
1 October 2008, commercial buildings when bought, sold, built or rented need an EPC.
Who is responsible for obtaining a commercial EPC?
- For newly built or modified properties, when a building
is being constructed or modified and is physically complete, it is the responsibility of the
person carrying out the construction to give an EPC and a recommendation report to the building owner
and to notify Building Control that this has been done.
- For selling and letting, 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 the prospective buyer or tenant.
long is a commercial EPC valid for?
An EPC for a commercial property will be valid for 10 years or until replaced with a newer one.
What buildings will be exempt from providing EPC's?
- Place of worship
- Stand-alone, non-dwelling buildings of less than 50 m2
- Temporary buildings with a planned time of use for 2 years or less
- Industrial sites,workshops, and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand
- Buildings to be demolished may be exempt from requiring a certificate
- Any off-plan sales or lettings prior to completion of building construction
to the energy performance of a commercial building?
- Constructing of the walls, roofs, floors, and glazing
such as office,factory, shop, or municipal services
profile for each zone in the building
- Heating, cooling, ventilation,
and hot water systems used
Who Has Power to Require the Production of EPC?
Under the EPB regulations 2007(England and Wales),
Trading Standards Officers (TFOs) have the duties to ensure compliance, the powers to require production of EPC's and
to levy fines for breaches of the regulations.
What is the penalty for a breach?
For non domestic properties the penalty is a sum equivalent
to 12.5% of the rateable value of the building, subject to a minimum of £500 and a maximum of £5,000.
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