The Energy Performance Certificate, or 'EPC' for short, looks similar to the certificates provided with most domestic appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines, and tells potential buyers how energy efficient a building is, in order that they may consider this factor when choosing to invest or occupy a building.
All EPC's are accompanied with a recommendation report suggesting ways in which the properties energy efficiency may be improved. EPC's for commercial buildings are valid for 10 years or until such time as a more up to date certificate is prepared.
If you have a building (with roof and walls) that uses energy to condition the indoor climate, such as, heating or air conditioning, you will likely require an EPC.
There are some circumstances in which an Energy Performance Certificate would not be required, such as:
By law, only accredited Energy Assessors can produce an EPC for you. Hilton Smythe have a number of connections with such assessors and can arrange for an EPC to be produced for your property.
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The information on this page has been taken from a publication by communities.gov.uk and can be found by clicking here.