Energy Performance Certificates

Surveys and in-depth analysis to give you the clearer picture on your energy performance.

Understand your emissions with EPC's

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced as a legal requirement in 2007 to reduce emissions and the impact of climate change. They display the Energy Performance Asset Rating of a building which is an assessment of energy efficiency ranging between A+ and G. The rating is based upon the building fabric and the equipment and systems installed. The accompanying Recommendation Report (RR) offers suggestions of how the energy performance of the building could be improved.

Although EPCs originally stem from European legislation, the government has based a new MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) regulation around them. If you are planning to rent, sell or build a commercial property, you must have the certificate commissioned and completed before the property is advertised. We help customers to comply with the legislation regarding both EPCs and MEES.

How we help you

  1. Once it has been confirmed that there is a requirement for an EPC and the scope for the EPC has been defined, we will work with you to gather the necessary information about the building. This will include floor plans and information about the heating, cooling and hot water systems in the building.
  2. The building survey itself will involve an in-depth analysis of each room’s energy parameters as well as inspection of the building fabric and energy consuming equipment, plant and systems.
  3. Once the site survey has been completed, the data that has been gathered is used to model the building and systems in 3D using industry approved SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Modelling) software. This calculates the building’s energy efficiency rating based on the latest SBEM figures and parameters.
  4. The EPC, which displays the Energy Performance Asset Rating of the building, is provided to the client alongside the Recommendations Report which contains recommendations of how to improve the theoretical efficiency of the building.

Did you know…

  • The responsibility for ensuring an EPC is carried out is down to the seller/landlord even if there is a third party acting on their behalf.
  • EPCs are valid for 10 years and can be used within this period for multiple lettings/sales. If significant changes occur within this timeframe that would alter the rating; a new EPC must be produced.
  • The penalty for failing to make an EPC available to prospective buyers/tenants ranges between £500 and £5,000. In most cases, the penalty is fixed at 12.5% of the rateable value of the building. A default penalty of £750 is issued where the formula cannot be applied.

Industry experienced team including Low Carbon Consultants and ESOS Lead Assessors.

Guidance offered wherever required ensuring that all legislative requirements are met.

Energy efficiency recommendations are provided which can lead to substantial savings on energy costs.

LASER explain the process and outcomes required including assistance in decision making during complex situations i.e. EPCs required for subdivided buildings.

Get in touch with us

We are on hand to help ensure you have the right Energy Performance Certificates in place for your public sector buildings. If you would like to find out more or chat to a member of our team please get in touch with us.

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