How do I get an Energy Performance Certificate? This illustrates the energy efficiency of a commercial building. Various aspects of a building are included within the energy assessment including the fabric of the building, heating systems, cooling and ventilation systems and lighting. The certificate does not however detail how those systems are used.
An Energy Performance Certificate will include the following points shown in the list and sample image below:
- Certiﬁcate reference number
- The address of the property it relates to
- The Asset Rating
- Brief technical Information
You will need a commercial EPC Scotland if you are selling, renting or building a new commercial property. There are some exceptions to this rule and our FAQ has more details. Your building may require one EPC or multiple EPCs depending on whether it has been split into parts and designed or altered to be used as separate accommodation.
Our EPC Company specialise in carrying out green energy assessments and recommending ways in which you can make your building more energy efficient.
Benefits of EPC For Commercial Property
There is a lot of evidence to suggest that a greener property can offer so much more to a potential buyer or tenant than a property which has a poor energy rating.
Not only can a lower energy rating and commercial EPC Edinburgh push up your property’s value, but you can also assure prospective buyers or tenants that the rating has been reached with a high degree of accuracy. As EPC providers we assist you with this process.
Other commercial EPC benefits include:
- Buyers and tenants attracted more quickly
- Energy efficient properties are more likely to be let
- Tenants are more likely to want to rent long term
- You can command higher rent and benefit from higher capital value and higher yields on your commercial property
What Is The 2018 Deadline And How Will I Be Affected?
By April 2018, the Government proposes to prohibit the leasing of commercial buildings that do not reach a specific energy rating. A commercial EPC Glasgow assessor rates the energy performance of your commercial building. Buildings are graded on a scale of A to G and certificates are valid for a period of 10 years.
These new rules were published in the Energy Act 2011 and it is estimated that 18% of all commercial properties will be prohibited from being let if they are not refurbished or upgraded to include energy efficient measures.