EPC for Commercial Buildings TEL: 077 8605 1641
Low overheads/ competitive quotes
Highly experienced and professional
Fully insured and accredited
All building types covered (Level 3 & Level 4)
Offices, Shops, industrial units etc
EPCs produced fast
Discounts for multiple buildings
Ordering an EPC:
Contact Ember Energy NI - 077 8605 1641
We agree a price and a survey date
EPC is sent to the client
Do I require a commercial Energy Performance Certificate?
The action of selling, renting or construction of a commercial building, triggers the need for an energy performance certificate. An EPC is not required for an existing tenancy.
Why are you required to have a Commercial Energy performance Certificate?
As part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), January 2009 signals the beginning of the legal requirement to have in your possession an Energy Performance Certificate for commercial buildings (classed as non-dwellings) that you construct, lease or sell. Ember Energy NI is a provider of the inspection and certification services for the energy performance rating of commercial buildings.
What is your service?
Ember Energy NI manages the process from start to finish. We have the technology and protocols in place to deliver a simple and effective certification process, from pre-site data gathering, on-site inspection and finally iSBEM technology calculation and production of your certificate.
Once retained by our clients, we keep you up to date with developments as we progress through the certification process.
We believe that now is the time to consider how your business is going to handle this process, and we would be very happy to discuss with you, the services and support that Ember Energy NI can offer.
What is contained within a Commercial EPC?
The certificate will provide the energy rating of the building from A - G, where A is the most efficient. The energy rating is based on the characteristics of the building itself and its services (such as heating and lighting). The certificate is accompanied by a report which includes cost effective recommendations to improve the energy ratings. For each improvement indicative paybacks are listed.
How long is the EPC valid for?
A commercial EPC is valid for 10 years unless major modifications to the building have been made within this timeframe.
Who is responsible for commissioning an EPC?
Landlords and property managers are responsible for ensuring that an Energy Performance Certificate is made available. Failure to provide an EPC means you may be liable for a fine ranging from £500 - £5000.
Which type of properties are affected?
Many buildings will be affected by the introduction of Commercial Energy Certificates in the future, these include:
- Energy Certificates for Retail Units
- Energy Certificates for Industrial Units
- Energy Certificates for Hotels
- Energy Certificates for New Build commercial units
There is no need to obtain an EPC for an existing tenancy.
EPC are not required on construction, sale or rent for:
places of worship
temporary buildings with a planned use time of less than two years
stand alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2
agricultural building with a low energy demand
How Much will a Commercial EPC Cost?
The cost will vary according to factors including size, location, complexity and age of building. Prices start at £190 for the most basic retail unit.
Timescales for Implementation
All commercial buildings for sale or rent now require an EPC.
Click here to play the Government Commercial EPC video (10mins)