An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (with ‘A’ the most efficient).
If you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant you can be fined up to £5,000.
You must have an EPC when:
The cost of an EPC is set by the market and market demand. All EPCs are valid for 10 years.
You don’t need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your commercial property if you can demonstrate that:
You can only get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) from a commercial energy assessor. The type of assessor you’ll need will depend on the complexity and features of the building. If you need advice on choosing one, speak to one of our team at PPS where we can recommend a commercial (non-domestic) energy assessor.
Your property will need a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and an advisory report if all the following apply:
DECs are known as an Energy Performance Certificates in Scotland.
Examples of buildings that must have a DEC include: