About Commercial EPCs
Energy Performance Certificates
In accordance with the (EU) European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
a commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required when any (with a few
exceptions) commercial building, or building part is constructed, sold or let. The
EPC will relate to the whole building, or building part that is being offered for
sale or rent.
It is the responsibility of the vendor or landlord to ensure the EPC is made available
to the prospective buyer or tenant as early as possible in the selling or letting
process and must be made available before exchange of contracts.
EPC’s for commercial properties can only be carried out by qualified Commercial
Energy Assessors who are members of an approved accreditation scheme. The EPC can
be valid for a period of up to 10yrs, regardless of any work that is carried out
during this period.
The certificate includes an A-G banding which gives a rating of how efficiently
the building is likely to perform given standardised operating conditions. It indicates
the likely CO2 emissions generated by the property. It is known as an Asset Rating