Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
What is an energy performance certificate?
Energy Performance Certificates are documents, produced by an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor. The Certificate rates the energy performance and the environmental impact of properties on a scale of ‘A’ – ‘G’. Rating ‘A’ is the most energy efficient and least impact on environment in terms of CO2 emissions, through to rating ‘G’ which is the least efficient and the maximum environmental impact
What is a non-domestic EPC?
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 rate-able value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.