Building Energy Assessments

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Non Domestic EPCs

A non domestic EPC, or commercial EPC, is a legal requirement! You must have an Energy Performance Certificate if:

  • you rent out or sell the premises
  • a building under construction is finished
  • there are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems

You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.

When you must display an EPC:

You must display an EPC by fixing it to your commercial building if all these apply:

  • the total useful floor area is over 500 square meters
  • the building is frequently visited by the public
  • an EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction

Non domestic EPC Exemptions

You don’t need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) if you can demonstrate that the building is any of these:

  • listed or officially protected and the minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter it
  • a temporary building only going to be used for 2 years or less
  • used as a place of worship or for other religious activities
  • an industrial site, workshop or non-residential agricultural building that doesn’t use much energy
  • a detached building with a total floor space under 50 square metres
  • due to be demolished by the seller or landlord and they have all the relevant planning and conservation consents.

Vacant buildings and demolition

A building is also exempt if all of the following are true:

  • it’s due to be sold or rented out with vacant possession
  • it’s suitable for demolition and the site could be redeveloped
  • the buyer or tenant has applied for planning permission to demolish it

Get in touch with us today for your Commercial EPC requirements, with nationwide availability of assessors to Level 4 building complexity on 0191 500 9786 or email info@agreenersolutionuk.com.

A Greener Solution Ltd

Town Hall Business Centre, High Street East,

Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, NE28 7AT

Phone: ( 44) 0191 500 9786

Email: info@agreenersolutionuk.com

Registered in England and Wales 09438316

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