On Construction EPC/ New Build EPC
Do I require a On Construction Energy Performance Certificate?
If you are selling a building before it has been built, you will need to provide the prospective owner a full EPC and recommendation report.
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 SAP 2008 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
As part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), October 2008 signals the beginning of the legal requirement to have in your possession an Energy Performance Certificate for on construction dwellings. Ember Energy NI is a provider of the inspection and certification services for the energy performance rating of On Construction buildings.
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.
An On Construction EPC is valid for 10 years. The addition of an extension or a change in the main heating system would trigger the need for a new EPC.
Developers are responsible for ensuring that an Energy Performance Certificate is made available.
All On Construction buildings
New Commercial Buildings.
EPC are not required on construction 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.
The cost will vary according to factors including size, availability of drawings, complexity and number of buildings.
Generally On Construction EPC costs are as follows:
Private Builder – One of House – £120
Housing Developments – Each House – £80
New Build EPC Query Form
Please do not hesitate to contact us or fill out the New Build EPC query form below: