Energy Performance Certificates are a legal requirement under the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations for any building constructed, sold or let after 2008 in the UK.
Domestic and commercial Energy Performance Certificates inform prospective buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building so it can be considered as part of their investment.
The EPC will provide an energy rating from A-G and is based on the energy performance potential of the property (fabrics) and its services (heating, ventilation, lighting).
All domestic and commercial EPCs must be produced by an accredited Energy Assessor and are accompanied by a Recommendation Report, which will highlight measures to enhance the buildings energy performance. EPCs are valid for a 10 year period and there are financial penalties in place for non-compliance.
An energy performance certificate ‘epc’ is also required to claim higher rate Feed-in Tariffs for Solar PV, for which you need to achieve an EPC rating of D or above.
Utilitywise will undertake all necessary EPC services to ensure full legal compliance with the requirements of the EPBD.
We are able to utilise a large team of accredited Energy Assessors to deliver Level 3, 4 and 5 commercial EPCs and can accommodate Domestic building epcs if required.
Our service is outlined below:
|Steps||Energy Performance Certificate|
|1||Site survey and data gathering.|
|2||3D model creation and data input.|
|3||Domestic and commercial EPC recommendation report generation.|
|4||Lodge the EPC and RR via our accreditation body to the official government database (the Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate Register), operated by Landmark.|
|5||Deliver the EPC in the agreed format.|
Utilitywise has a team of energy management professionals who are able to offer you an all-encompassing EPC service. Our energy EPC consultants are all experienced in providing Energy Surveys, ensuring we can identify pertinent energy saving opportunities through the Recommendation Reports.
Our expert team will:
Display Energy Certificates – An energy compliance requirement for public buildings and public sector organisations, which must display how energy efficient all public buildings are via a Display Energy Certificate, which is an alternative route to ESOS compliance instead of energy audits.
Find out how we can help you with your EPCs.
“The service provided by Utilitywise on the EPC assessment on our HQ at County Hall was exceptionally good. The assessor went the extra mile to understand our needs and engage us in the process so that all relevant factors were taken into account to produce an accurate assessment that reflected the true energy performance of the buildings. For example, the assessor obtained the results of performance tests on the efficiency of the installed boilers instead of using less accurate default values. The assessor also provided added value by modelling different energy improvements scenarios that would produce the greatest improvement in the EPC rating to help inform our priorities for future building works.”
Programme Manager, Somerset County Council
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