For your commercial EPC
England, Wales and Northern Ireland
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, only accredited no-domestic energy assessors can produce valid commercial EPCs.
In Scotland, only accredited and appropriately-trained commercial energy assessors are permitted by law to produce commercial EPCs.
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If you know an assessor’s name and want to check their details, you can find an assessor by name.
Over the last decade and a half our qualified commercial epc assessors have been engaged in producing commercial energy performance certificate's for some of the biggest property investors in the country. From commercial industrial factory buildings and warehouse/distribution, to shopping malls and high street retail as well as office blocks and leisure buildings.
Try our enhancement of the commercial epc Recommendation report that gives specific advice to target an 'A,B' or 'C' rating. This is our premium EPC service where several scenarios are run to reveal the impact on your buildings EPC score.
If your commercial building's epc is at the lower end, an E or F don't panic. Ask us before you spend a fortune on improvements. In many cases a new commercial EPC on it's own will lift it out of the danger zone.
As an example our accreditation body Quidos ran a couple of scenarios on a small 1980s detached building in both the previous version of the software and the new version:
Scenario 1 – Building heated via Electric Panel Heaters
Previous software EPC rating F142 – New software EPC rating C75
Scenario 2 – Building heated/cooled via Electric Split System
Previous software EPC rating C61 – New software EPC rating B30
As you can see the change to the EPC rating in the new software is considerable. Buildings which previously would not have complied with the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards may now do so with the new version of the calculation engine.
Future proof you investment with EPC+
Your EPC and Recommendation Report are valid for 10 years. However since the UK has been very successful in de-carbonising the grid as well as several input software updates and convention changes. Many would get a better epc result today without making any changes onsite. You don't have to wait.
But let's not run ahead too far though. You first need a base line to work from. Book your Commercial EPC with Fusion UK epc assessors and start the journey towards net zero.
Please complete the EPC request form for an estimate on completing your Commercial EPC.
MEES – EPC regulation changes. The Energy Act 2011.
THE NEW EPC REGULATIONS CAME IN TO FORCE ON 1 APRIL 2018 AND REQUIRE ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES TO BE IMPROVED TO A SPECIFIED MINIMUM STANDARD.
These requirements will then apply to all private rented properties in England and Wales – even where there has been no
change in tenancy arrangements – from 1 April 2020 for domestic properties, and from 1 April 2023 for non-domestic properties.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (with ‘A’ the most efficient grade).
When you need an EPC
You must have an EPC if:
You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you do not make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.
When you must display one
You must display an EPC by fixing it to your commercial building if all these apply:
When is a commercial property exempt from having a valid EPC?
In the UK, there are certain situations in which an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is not required for commercial properties. Here are some instances when an EPC may be exempt:
Religious Buildings: Properties that are used solely for religious activities may be exempt from EPC requirements.
It’s important to note that while some properties may be exempt from requiring an EPC, other regulatory requirements, permits, or certificates may still apply. Exemptions can also vary depending on the specific region and the exact circumstances, so it’s advisable to consult with a qualified professional or check with the relevant UK government or local authorities to confirm the exemption status for a particular commercial property.