ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE - (EPC)
Our Level 5 internal Energy Consultants are fully qualified to certify an Energy Performance Certificate for any of your premises, whether it be commercial or domestic. Each calculation methodology for Energy Performance Certificates is different, depending on the location and the type of building. With regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, and London, our Energy Assessors can provide you with an Energy Performance Certificate, wherever your region. Please contact us for a quotation for our services.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
An EPC shows a rating of the building in questions energy performance, in comparison to similar buildings of the same stock. Displayed on the Energy Performance Certificates, should be:-
- information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
- recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money
An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. After 10 years, the EPC must be renewed.
Similar to the SBEM, the EPC calculation follows the NCM calculation methodology.
When is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Required?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:
You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.
In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property, for example in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.
Are there minimum efficiencies for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)?
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Legislation
In April 2018 Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards introduced made it a legal requirement for all privately owned properties to have an EPC rating of at least an ‘E’ before they are sold or let. The legislation applies to both domestic and commercial properties, with some exemptions on property types. However, beginning 2025, all newly rented properties will be required to have a certification rating of C or above. After, all existing or new domestic tenancies are to reach an energy efficiency rating of C by 1 April 2028.
Those who fail to make the necessary changes will be subject to the appropriate fines: up to £5,000 for domestic dwellings and up to £150,000 for non-domestic properties.
New regulations are soon to be presented before Parliament, aimed at improving the energy efficiency of private rented housing and prohibit the letting of properties that fall below the minimum energy efficiency standards.
When introduced, the new regulations will require a property to meet the minimum level of energy efficiency of:
- An EPC rating of D, where there has been a change in tenancy from 1 April 2022
- An EPC rating of D by 31 March 2025.
Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for a refit?
If the refit is internal and does not change any of the systems, efficiencies or fabric properties, then no. The EPC that is currently in place should still be okay.
JPA are accredited energy consultants and can assist you in any way. We have in depth knowledge of existing, new and future standards that are to be proposed, hance we can help you reach your required energy targets with ease.
Buildings that do not need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Some Buildings do not require an energy performance certificate and are excluded. These include:
- places of worship
- temporary buildings that will be used for less than 2 years
- stand-alone buildings with total useful floor space of less than 50 square metres
- industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that do not use a lot of energy
- some buildings that are due to be demolished
- holiday accommodation that’s rented out for less than 4 months a year or is let under a licence to occupy
- listed buildings – you should get advice from your local authority conservation officer if the work would alter the building’s character
- residential buildings intended to be used less than 4 months a year
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES (EPC)
Energy Performance Certificates are required for both commercial and domestic applications for sale or rent. Energy Performance Certificates can only be produced by Qualified Energy Assessors. Our in house assessors can turn EPCs round in quick fashion, with next day delivery service available at an extra cost.