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Commercial Energy Performance Certificates
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that details the energy performance of a building.
All "conditioned" commercial properties in Scotland over 50m² are now legally required to have an EPC, when they are sold, let, modified or constructed under the European Building Directive. A "conditioned" building is one with a roof and walls which uses energy to condition the indoor climate i.e. some levels of heating, mechanical ventilation or cooling.
Failure to provide an EPC for a commercial building can result in a fine of 12.5% of the value of the building, up to a maximum of £5,000. These laws are enforced by local Trading Standards departments.
Here at Energy Cert Scotland, we provide EPCs for both small and large commercial builds across the whole of Scotland. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness so wherever your commercial property is one of our fully qualified assessors can reach you.
If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please don't hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can complete our Commercial EPC quotation form and we will contact you with a price and estimate of turnaround times.
Areas We Cover for Commercial EPCs
Energy Cert Scotland provide Commercial EPCs across the whole of Scotland. We operate from a number of offices, and our fully certified Commercial EPCs assessors can visit your location anywhere in Scotland.
Why do I need an EPC?
Under the European Building Directive, all residential properties in Scotland are required to have an EPC in place prior to a new tenancy or sale. For further information view our FAQs on EPC legislation in Scotland.
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Commercial EPCs Assessor Visits
The Commercial EPCs assessment includes taking photos of and evaluating a variety of things including the building features, lighting, heating, windows and floor plan.
Recieve Commercial EPCs Report
Your report will be sent to you via email. We aim to send them to you within 5 working days.
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Commercial EPC FAQs
What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
An EPC is a document which states the energy efficiency of a building based on the standardized way that the building is used. Carbon dioxide (CO2) ratings are shown in bandings from A to G, with A being the least polluting.
The Energy Performance Certificate should:
- Display an indication of current carbon dioxide emissions
- Provide an indication of potential emissions on an annual basis and the potential energy use of the building
- Record a list of cost-effective improvement
What type of properties are effected?
Many types of property come under this legislation, the main ones being: Office, Retail, Industrial units, Hotels even residential properties converted for commercial use.
How long is the Commercial EPC valid for?
A Commercial EPC will remain valid for 10 years unless major modifications are made to the building. More information can be found on the Scottish government website, but if in doubt please contact us, we are here to help.
How soon do I need to supply a Commercial EPC?
As of the 4th January 2009, any commercial or industrial property being sold or changing leaseholder will require a Commercial EPC usually prior to being advertised.
How much will a Commercial EPC cost?
The cost associated with the creation of an EPC for commercial and industrial properties is difficult to quantify due to the nature of the construction, the complexity, size of the building and the potential complexity of the heating/cooling systems involved.
The price will be greatly effected by the quantity and quality of the information provided to us (drawings, floor plans). The more information you can provide to us, the cheaper your Commercial EPC will be.
Are there any given instances where an EPC will not be required?
An EPC is not required in the following situations:
- Places of worship
- Temporary buildings with a planned time of use less than two years
- Stand alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2 that are not dwellings
- Industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand
EPCs are not required on sale or rent for any buildings due to be demolished in the near future.
What is the penalty charge if I do not acquire an EPC?
In most cases, the penalty charge will be 12.5 per cent of the rateable value of the building with a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied. The range of penalties under this formula are set with a minimum of £500 and capped at a maximum of £5,000.
For further information on Commercial Energy Performance Certificates and other environmental issues, visit:- www.scotland.gov.uk
Do I need an EPC?
Everyone selling or renting out a property in Scotland needs an EPC. This has been compulsory since 9th January 2013, so it is illegal to sell or rent property without one.
This applies to both domestic and commercial properties, so it applies to offices, retail and industrial units, hotels and even residential properties converted for commercial use.
Examples of when an EPC is not required are:
• Places of worship
• Temporary buildings with a planned time of less than 2 years
• Stand-alone buildings that are not dwellings with less than 50m2 of total useful floor area
• Industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand.