Since 2008 it is a legal requirement to have an EPC if you want to build, rent, or sell property whether it be a domestic or commercial property.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) measures the energy efficiency of a building which is represented on a graphical scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The EPC rating includes information about a property’s energy use.
Although it is a legal requirement to comply with EPC legislation, those that do comply can pose numerous benefits:
A reduction in energy bills.
An EPC includes a breakdown of a property’s energy performance. If your property is highly efficient you may spend less money on heating bills. As the better the rating, the lower your energy bills are likely to be.
Fines can be issued if EPC legislation is not met these can be issued to the landlord or owner of any domestic or commercial building. A landlord or owner can be fined £200 for not complying with EPC legislation.
Understanding your effect on the environment.
Each EPC comes with a recommendation report. For a commercial EPC, each recommendation is ranked low, medium, and high against the potential impact of the change of reducing the property’s co2 emissions.
For domestic EPCs, the recommendation report includes budgetary costs, and the potential rating after installation of energy efficiency upgrades have been made.
Occupiers of commercial buildings are able to identify where the most energy is being consumed and therefore where they can make changes to reduce their energy consumption. A better understanding of the emissions produced may help the UK Government reach its net-zero emissions target by 2050, as the occupiers will be able to identify where they can start to reduce their carbon emissions.
How Can We Help?
Compliance365 offers nationwide coverage throughout the UK, high-speed turnaround, and competitive pricing.
We can also offer guidance on how to improve your EPC rating and how to stay compliant with EPC legislation.
Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you. Call us on 01924 669940 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org