Commercial EPC

Energy Performance Certificate


Warehouse and Factory

Warehouse and factory epc.

Retail and Office

Retail and office buildings epc.


Food and Leisure

Restaurants and Leisure buildings epc.

Work with industry leaders.

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. We have also enjoyed working with developers and private landlords to ensure their buildings meet the required standards of the Energy Performance of Buildings regulations and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) legislation.

Commercial EPC+
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.


New software that reflects the changes of de-carbonising the grid is a revelation.

In many cases a new commercial EPC on it's own will lift a poorly rated building 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.

Please complete the EPC request form for an estimate on completing your Commercial EPC.

MEES – EPC regulation changes. The Energy Act 2011.



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 rent out or sell the premises
  •     a building under construction is finishedthere are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending   fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems

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:

  •     the total useful floor area is over 500 square metres
  •     the building is frequently visited by the public
  •     an EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction


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:

  • Buildings with Low Energy Demand: Buildings with very low energy demand, such as certain agricultural buildings, stand-alone small buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50 square meters, or specific industrial sites that use very little energy may be exempt from needing an EPC.
  • Temporary Buildings: EPCs are not required for buildings with an intended time of use of two years or less. Temporary structures used for short-term activities or events, such as festivals or exhibitions, may be exempt.
  • Religious Buildings: Properties that are used solely for religious activities may be exempt from EPC requirements.

  • Non-Heated or Non-Cooled Buildings: Some buildings that do not have a fixed heating or cooling system, and where the temperature is not controlled, may be exempt.
  • Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas: Some buildings that are officially listed as historically or architecturally significant or located within designated conservation areas might be exempt from EPC requirements if compliance with the recommendations would unacceptably alter their character or appearance.
  • Legal Compulsion: If there is a legal obligation to sell or let the property and obtaining an EPC is not reasonably practicable, it might be exempt from the requirement.
  • For Sale to a Connected Person: If the property is being sold or leased to a connected person (such as a family member), an EPC may not be necessary.

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.


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Commercial EPC