Commercial Energy Performance Certificates
EPC regulation for commercial premises came into force in October 2008. Enercert was one of the first to provide this service.
Places of worship, buildings scheduled for demolition, temporary buildings and stand-alone buildings of less than 50sqm area are exempt.
'Listed' buildings on the Historic England website are no-longer exempt from EPC, but listing does allow mitigation from the requirements of the MEES regulations.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations now require EPCs at renewal and extension of existing commercial leases.
An EPC must also be made available at sale and for a new lease.
To be legally valid an EPC must be lodged on the public website, where existing EPCs can be searched and downloaded.
Why Choose Enercert
Thirteen year record of excellent service in the production of commercial EPCs.
Rapid response and return of completed work.
Consultancy-grade assessments from a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor.
Competitive fees, with discount for multiple or repetitive assessments.
Inclusive analysis of MEES 'failures' - F & G ratings - and advice of practical measures to obtain E or better; all based on 'what-if' analysis of the computer model.
Service based on good value and integrity.
- The client must not be disappointed.-
An EPC is basically the output from a computer model of the premises under consideration. The data input for the model is the size and use of each of the rooms or 'zones', the fabric of each zone which includes its insulation properties, and the heating, lighting and ventilation of each. Air-con and renewables, such as PV and heat recovery, are also considered.
The assessor's job is therefore to collect the data and apply it to the computer model. Rules and conventions must be applied, and the process is subject to audit to ensure consistency between assessors.
Because the subject buildings can vary from foundries to florists, the scope and capability of both the software model and the assessor must be immensely wide. Preparation of a commercial EPC is therefore much more complex and involved than its Domestic counterpart.