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Commercial EPC Frenchay

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  1. Quick Turnaround  - The Commercial EPC Frenchay surveyor will try to produce the Energy Performance Certificate in the quickest time possible. This will however depend on the complexity of the building and if the property has been registered with Landmark.
  2. Reports that last for ten years -All Commercial EPC reports are valid for a ten year period from the date that they were produced. Reports can be transferred from one owner to another on the sale of the property or from tenant to tenant for leasehold.
  3. Qualified Commercial EPC Frenchay Assessors - We will provide you with fully compliant assessors who are qualified to the level required for your type of building. They all belong to accreditation bodies who audit their work. 

Commercial EPC Frenchay


We work for Commercial landlords, management agents and solicitors to carry out Non Domestic EPCs producing Energy Performance Certificates for commercial and industrial premises. 

What does the Commercial EPC Determine?


The EPC will determine the energy efficiency of a building or commercial unit with ratings similar to Domestic properties from 'A' to 'G' with a rating of 'A' being the most energy efficient to 'G' being the lease efficient. A Commercial EPC can be very useful when making an informed decision before purchasing or leasing premises, so that running cost factors can be considered and comparisons made with other similar properties. Buyers and potential tenants will be more attracted to properties that are cheaper to run and have the best ratings. 

What is the Legislation


Commercial EPCs have been a requirement since October 2008 as part of EU legislation to help improve energy efficiency in the sector and all buildings must display or have available an Energy Performance Certificate in digital or paper format . Failure to comply with this legal requirement could result in a fine of up to £5000 or 12.5% of the rateable value of the building enforceable by Trading Standards. It is the seller/vendors responsibility to ensure that a certificate is made available before marketing of the property begins whether for sale or for lease. Marketing literature must include the EPC rating of the property being advertised. 

Property Types


As there are a vast array of different property types in the commercial and industrial sector, each property type must be considered carefully before we can give you a quote due to the number of variables involved in assessment procedures. Property types can include offices, factories, retail units, industrial type buildings, mid terrace shops or supermarkets, warehouses, hotels, guest houses and other non domestic dwellings.
For instance we have to consider the type of property, size in square meters or feet, number of storeys, if the premises is detached or adjoined, building age, average ceiling heights, wall and roof construction, wall and loft insulation, alternative wall construction, windows if double or single glazed including their age, heating system with the fuel type making a considerable difference to the rating. Also other variables such as the boiler type, types of lighting being used, hot water system, air conditioning and solar photovoltaic or solar thermal improvements. All this information goes into calculating the energy rating of your commercial building.

Assessment Levels


The complexity of the work will determine what type of assessment is required. This is broken down into three levels. Level 3 which is the majority of small and medium sized buildings using low energy heating and cooling systems. Level 4 where the heating system is over 100kw and the cooling system is greater than 12 kw. Level 5 which covers buildings over 10,000 m² or small buildings that may have complex service systems or features such as curved fascias or with atriums.

How long will a Commercial EPC visit take?


The amount of time it takes to do the energy assessment will depend on the size and complexity of the building, but we will give you a rough idea of this before we arrange the EPC visit with you. 

What do we need from you?


Floor plans of the property will be needed in most cases, if they are available, to help us give you a better quote. If this can be emailed in a digital format with elevations, construction details and with the building services included. 

Fully Qualified Commercial EPC Frenchay Assessors


The Commercial EPC visit will be carried out by a fully qualified non-domestic energy assessor who will be an accredited member of an approved Government accreditation scheme, fully insured and CRB disclosure checked. The EPC report is also accompanied by a recommendation report which shows how the building can be improved to offer greater energy efficiency. Any improvement will be listed with likely associated cost and payback period.

The energy assessor will make site notes, take photographs, draw floor plans if necessary by doing measurements of external and internal zones using the correct methodology and use the evidence collected as data entry for the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) software that will produce the EPC rating and recommendations. Assessors are regularly audited by their accreditation bodies to ensure the correct procedures and conventions are being carried out. Approved accreditation bodies which include Quidos, Stroma, BRE, Elmhurst, ECMK, CIBSE, NHER, NAPIT, RICS, Sterling. 

Exemptions


There are some types of commercial building that do not require and EPC, which we will let you know before giving you a quote. These include detached properties with low energy demand that are less than 50m², properties that are being demolished and places of worship. Also temporary structures with a planned use less than 2 years and low energy demand properties such as agricultural barns.

The commercial energy assessor (Non-Domestic Energy Assessor NDEA) will ensure that the correct level of assessment is carried out and produce the certificate in the fastest possible time. The Commercial EPC is usually sent within 48 hours of the EPC visit but this will depend on the variables encountered. The Commercial EPC is then registered with Landmark, which is the central register for all lodged reports. We will send you the completed report by email. Payment must be made in advance of the certificate being issued. We will therefore send you an invoice for immediate payment to ensure that a delay is not encountered. 

Contact us for a quote
Email: info@green-deal-advisor.co.uk
Tel: 01323 841488
Mobile: 07867 960 711

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