Working closely with commercial letting and sales agents, Solicitors, business transfer agents; Future Energy Property Surveyors assess the commercial premises and collate data incorporating elements such as heating, lighting, and construction type. Utilising a nationally recognised software system interfaced with SBEM calculations, assessors will input data to generate the Non Domestic Energy Certificate.
At Future Energy our qualified assessors carry out Commercial EPC’s at premises that are level 3 complexity. These are typically, shops, takeaways, Warehouses, pubs etc.
From January 2009 all commercial premises require an commercial Energy Performance Certificate when marketed for selling or renting purposes. The certificate includes an energy rating, as well as advice on how to make cost effective improvements to the building to make it more energy efficient.
For Commercial EPC prices, please email us with the type of business, total number of rooms and rough dimensions in meter square or square feet. Our energy assessor will get back to you with a precise quote.
From April 2008 all newly constructed non-dwellings requires an commercial Energy Performance Certificate and existing buildings with a floor area over 500m2 requires an EPC when sold or rented. The certificate includes an energy rating, as well as advice on how to make cost effective improvements to the building to make it more energy efficient.
The assessor requires floor plans or will draw their own. They will collate all the thermal elements in the building including:
The building size and orientation (if you have building plans available, we won’t have to measure the building. This will reduce the cost of the assessment)
This information is then fed into SBEM which stands for Simplified Building Energy Model. It is a piece of design software which is used to calculate the energy efficiency of the building.
Your Commercial EPC will include a detailed analysis of the building’s energy efficiency, resulting in a final Energy Efficiency Rating between A and G, G being the most efficient. The certificate gives a current rating for the building plus an example of a new building and existing building of the same type and what rating they would expect to achieve. Along with the current rating, the report also produces a recommendation report listing changes to the property that would enhance its current rating.
All commercial buildings now require an energy performance certificate when they are newly constructed, sold or rented. This means any non-dwelling, i.e. industrial units, retail outlets and offices. The only exemptions are :
An EPC is not required for any (off-plan) sales or letting before the construction of the building has been completed.
Commercial EPCS are carried out when the property is to be sold or let. It will be valid for 10 years; unless there is work carried out that alters the thermal dynamics of the property like changing the boiler from a non-condensing to a condensing boiler or installing double glazing. An updated or new EPC would then be required.
The fine for non-compliance is 12.5% of the rateable value of the property, subject to a minimum of £500 and maximum of £5,000. (Rateable Values are increasing as part of the Revised Rating List effective from 1st April 2010). This fine can be repeated every 7 days until an EPC is produced.
In addition to the fact that the landlord/Vendor can be fined for the emission of the EPC, as agents now also are liable for a fine under this directive (EPBD) if you send literature/marketing material on a property that does not have an EPC.
If you still have questions and have not found an answer in our Commercial EPC FAQ section, then please drop us a line via our contact us page. We will get back to you in less then 24 hours.
We called Future Energy to come and carry out our EPC. Stuart called the same day and came to do survey the next day. We were very impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. He completed the EPC on his ipad and gave us the result before he left. He is also cheaper than the estate agents. I would definitely recommend Future Energy for your EPC.
I found Future Energy on a website listing local energy surveyors. I called in the morning, left a voice message and had a response within the hour. Stuart was able to complete the survey in the afternoon of the same day. How is that for prompt and efficient?! He uploaded the EPC and showed me the on-line results before he left. I'm really impressed and thankful that it was so quick and 'painless'. Thank you!
We are a renewable energy company based in Macclesfield and use Stuart to do the EPCs for our Solar PV installs. Stuart is always efficient, professional and courteous with all our customers, we can't recommend him enough. He definitely deserves the 5* we have given him.
Stuart is thorough, professional, punctual and highly skilled and experienced in his work as an Energy Assessor. I would highly recommend him and his company. He is certainly my first port of call for any surveys required for Mason Bracey Energy ltd.
When I first asked Stuart about his services and costs they were impressive, that was the start of a good relationship. He gets all jobs done and back to us very quickly. Clients speak highly of him and his service standards are high. I would recommend him and his services to anyone.