Commercial EPC Cambridge

Commercial EPCs Explained

 

What are they?

EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate and is the methodology used by government in the UK to rate the energy efficiency in non domestic buildings.

Why are they needed?

All commercial properties that are being sold, built or rented in Cambridge must have a Commercial EPC Certificate. These certificates must be given to prospective buyers or tenants free of charge.

If the building is a new building, it will  need a  commercial epc energy performance certificate  also know as a non-domestic EPC to demonstrate compliance with Part L2A or Part L2B of the building regulations.

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How to get a commercial Energy Performance Certificate

A qualified, accredited Non Domestic Energy Assessor performs a commercial EPC. For buildings that are already in use, a site visit will be required.

For a newly built property, no site visit is required. We carry out a desktop exercise done from the building plans. If you require a commercial epc in Cambridge, get in touch and we would be happy to provide a quotation and survey.

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Existing Buildings

  • Non Domestic EPCs
  • SAP EPC
  • Domestic EPCs

Commercial New Builds

  • BRUKL Reports
  • Part L2A and L2B reports
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MEES Reports

  • Minimum Energy Efficiency Reports
  • Step by step how to gain compliance
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How much does an epc cost

Commercial EPC cost in Cambridge

Commercial buildings vary considerably in size and complexity. A commercial epc is a lot more detailed than a typical domestic epc. However our prices in Cambridge start from as low as £198. Prices are typically based of the number of rooms in the building or the area of the property.

If you call for a quote let us know how many rooms are in the building and we’ll be able to give you an instant quote, or click the button below and we will email you back a quote.

What’s involved in getting a commercial epc in Cambridgeshire?

 

For all existing buildings, your epc Assessor has to visit the property.

  • The Assessor has to gather such as
  • Size and dimensions of the building
  • Details of the type of construction for the walls
  • Details about the heating system and controls and ventilation system if present.
  • Information about the levels of insulation present.
  • Information about the type of lighting and controls.
  • Information about the type of glazing in the building.

 

 

New build Commercial Unit

To be able to produce your non domestic epc, your Assessor will need:

  • Floor Plans to include sections and elevations drawings.
  • A written specification which must provide:
  • Details of the construction specification of walls, roof and floors.
  • Details of the insulation present for walls, roof and floors .
  • Details of the specification for all doors and windows.
  • Details of primary and secondary heating and provision for hot water.
  • Details of type of heating controls.
  • Details of how hot water is provided.
  • Details of any renewable technology (ie solar, heat pumps etc).

Commercial EPC for newly built properties

The EPC is completed for all newly constructed non domestic properties from the building plans.

Part L2A of the building regulations requires that buildings meet certain energy efficiency standards. This is a difficult target. An energy performance certificate has to be produced and produce and the building must also demonstrate compliance with strict CO2 emission standards.

Prior to the EPC report being registered, a BRUKL report has to be produced for building control to demonstrate compliance with the set CO2 emissions.

Your BRUKL report should be produced at the design stage to ensure your building will pass on completion. We give you expert advise to ensure that your building will be compliant.

 

Energy Statement

If necessary, we can produce an Energy Statement. A number of local authorities in Cambridgeshire require that the proposed building achieves a reduction of CO2 emissions of between 20 and 30 percent above the limits set by the building regulations.

These are very challenging targets, and will likely require renewable energy such as solar or heat pumps to be met. As any delay in meeting the target could lead to a carbon tax being applied to the Local Authority for every tonne CO2 produced each year that falls below the set target, it is crucial that this is done as soon as possible.

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