Energy performance certificates are a rating scheme to summarise the energy efficiency of buildings.
Energy performance certificates are a rating scheme to summarise the energy efficiency of buildings. The building is given a rating between A - G, the EPC will also include tips on the most cost-effective ways to improve a buildings energy rating.
A compulsory obligation for a building, or as part of a building that has been designed or modified to be used independently when sold or rented. From January 2013, it is a necessity for all non-dwellings over 500m2 frequently visited by the public to display a valid EPC in a prominent place clearly visible to members of the public.
If a building is made up of separate units, each with its own heating system, each unit will need an EPC. EPCs give information on a building’s energy efficiency in a sliding scale from ‘A’ (very efficient) to ‘G’ (least efficient). A recommendations report setting out how the rating could be improved accompanies every EPC.
An accredited energy assessors can produce EPCs for business premises. They analyse how buildings are constructed, insulated, and serviced and the type of fuel being used. Businesses should compare EPCs by doing that can help you find the most energy efficient premises.
The penalty for failing to provide an EPC when selling or renting a non-dwelling is fixed, in most cases, at 12.5% of the rateable value of the building, with a default penalty set at £750 where the formula cannot be applied. This formula is set with a least of £500 and capped at a maximum of £5,000. It can also be issued for failure to provide a copy of the EPC when requested by an officer of an enforcement authority within 7 days. At fixed amount price of £200.
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