Energy Performance Certificate for your Business?
From the 6th April all non-domestic properties over 500m2 that are constructed, sold or let will require an EPC.
Energy Performance Certificates rate properties on a scale of A to G on
- Energy Efficiency and
- Environmental Impact through carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Band A is the most energy efficient and has the least environmental impact whilst Band G properties are the least energy efficient and have higher CO2 emissions.
The average property is expected to be in band D or E and Certificates include recommendations on improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in order for premises to have less impact on the environment.
The EPC is expected to form the basis for any future "green taxes" where the least environmentally-friendly properties may be subject to higher rates of tax.
Energy Performance Certificates are the responsibility of landlords and under current measures are expected to last for 10 years.
For more detailed advice on the subject see our business articles on Energy Performance Certificates for Buildings and Energy Performance Certificates for Commercial Buildings.