Energy Performance Certificate for Commercial Property

EPC’s extended to all commercial properties

The Government has reminded business–owners that all firms selling or letting commercial property are now obliged to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This legal requirement was introduced on 1 October 2008 and aims to give business–owners a better idea of the energy efficiency of their building, and to provide prospective commercial property owners, or tenants, with crucial information before making a decision. Previously, the legislation only applied to buildings bigger than 2,500 square metres. But now any firm which fails to provide potential buyers or tenants with an EPC risks a fine equivalent to 12.5% of the rateable value of their property. The EPC grades a buildings energy efficiency on a scale from A to G, with A being the most efficient. The average ratin... »

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Energy Performance Certificates for buildings

Energy Performance Certificates Buildings are responsible for almost 50% of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. The ways in which we light, heat and use our 25 million buildings all contribute to this. Even small improvements to energy performance and the way we use our buildings could have a significant effect on our fuel bills and carbon emissions and the UK’s commitment to tackling climate change. Improving the energy performance of buildings The way a building is constructed, insulated, heated, ventilated and the type of fuel used all contribute to its energy consumption and carbon emissions. The government is introducing a range of initiatives aimed at helping the UK improve the energy efficiency of its buildings and meet its carbon emission reduction tar... »

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EPCs for Commercial Buildings

EPCs – A Preface This guide is not a statement of the law, but is intended to help prospective sellers, buyers, landlords, occupiers, building managers, builders and their agents understand how the Directive and Regulations work in practice, how to apply the Regulations, what their responsibilities are and when energy certificates are required. Non-dwellings are responsible for almost 20 per cent of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. This guide provides an introduction to the Regulations for energy performance certificates for non-dwellings on construction, sale or let in England and Wales. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings and form part of the final implementation in England and Wales of the Eur... »