Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) have been mandatory since the 1st October 2008, under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and are required on most non-domestic buildings following the construction, sale, rent or modifications of property.
Royal HaskoningDHV have a fully qualified Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCEA) operating under the CIBSE certification scheme, using approved software systems, to provide Energy Performance Certificates for Level 3 / 4 buildings.
Energy Performance Certificates are a valuable document to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building, so they can consider operating costs and energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision.
The Energy Performance Certificate will provide an energy rating for a building which is based on the performance potential of the building itself (i.e. the fabric) and its associated Building Services (such as HVAC, Lighting). The Energy performance of the building is based on an Asset rating scale of A-G, A being the most energy efficient, similar to the energy labels provided on domestic appliances.
The rating reflects the energy performance relative to a Building Regulation Part L benchmark building which then can be compared to other similar properties from the UK building stock.
The Energy Performance Certificate is valid for a period of 10 years and is accompanied by a Recommendation Report that provides the Client with cost effective measures to improve the energy rating.
Failure to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant when selling or letting commercial buildings can incur penalties of up to £5,000.00 per property.
Royal HaskoningDHV Low Carbon Consultants / Energy Assessors have extensive Engineering and Energy experience in order to evaluate the energy performance of buildings and provide viable / cost effective energy saving measures.
Contact ourselves today on how we can:-
- Make a real difference to the carbon emissions of your buildings
- Provide real value from your Energy Performance Certificate
- Establish your green credentials.
- Reduce your business operating costs