Edinburgh Commercial EPC Certificates
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We work 24/7 to suit your needs and book appointments to suit your busy schedule. Including evening and weekend appointments.
One of our qualified assessors will visit you at your premises. The survey will take typically between 1-2 hours to complete, depending on the size of the building.
We will publish your EPC to the government register within 24-48 hours of leaving your property and send you a copy directly via email.
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With Over 100 Reviews, We are EPC Certificate Experts in Edinburgh
Why choose us?
- Professional and reliable
- Flexible appointments to suit you
- Friendly, practical advice
- 10 years experience in the industry
- 24-48 hour turnaround from the site visit
- Affordable pricing
What we offer
Focus 360 Energy employ experienced Energy Assessors in Edinburgh. Our Assessors are accredited to perform Commercial EPC Certificates for Levels 3, 4 & 5.
Our Energy Assessment professionals have gone from strength to strength over the years, and we have had the pleasure of creating EPC’s for a list of diverse building types and clients.
As well as covering Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, we also work further afield, both in England and the rest of the UK. We can survey your entire portfolio, wherever the properties are and whatever types of buildings are included.
When we carry out an assessment, we will also provide you with expert advice on the quickest and most cost-effective way to improve your buildings rating.
All public buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 250m² are obligated to have a Display Energy Certificate
What our customers say about us
We had our EPC evaluation done recently. The gentleman Ross who we have contacted booked us in quickly in slot that was ideal for us. The evaluation went well and smooth, he has explained step by step what it involves what he is checking and provided us with a recommendation for how to improve things. He was very helpful and professional. Would highly recommend the company!
Fantastic , well organised serviced , from initial enquiry to the epc being carried out , time and date arranged, Ross , was on tine , friendly and helpful , certificate issued the same day , wouldn't hesitate to recommend this company , thanks very much
Great service, very professional and polite. They fitted me in quickly and turned up on time. Got the EPC that day. Will definitely be using them again for other properties
Very friendly and easy to deal with, one phone call to make arrangements, they came on time, and I had my certificate that evening.
Fast and professional service with certificate available within hours of the survey. Very impressed.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) legislation means that landlords cannot grant a new tenancy for a commercial property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rated below an E.
How is an EPC calculated?
The energy rating of a Commercial building is a complex calculation which is based on a number of factors. These factors include:
- the construction of the fabric of the building (including walls, floors, roofs and glazing)
- identifying different zones of the building and their dimensions
- whether different zones (or parts) of the building are used for different purposes. This could include retail space, office space, kitchen space and storage for example
- heating, cooling, ventilation and hot water systems used
- the lighting used throughout the building
We then use SBEM Calculations or DSM software to produce your Certificate and recommendations.
How do I find a non-domestic Energy Assessor?
Commercial buildings are divided into three different categories, each with their own level of EPC: Level 3, 4 or 5.
The different levels are defined by the complexity of the building and the sophistication of the heating and ventilation systems.
Energy assessors will need to be qualified for the type of building being assessed. We provide energy assessors who are qualified to produce EPC Certificates for levels 3, 4 and 5.
What is a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate?
A Commercial EPC records the energy efficiency of your building and displays the rating on a graph from A-G.
The best result you can achieve is an A banding and the lowest being G. The rating graph is similar to the labels you see attached to new appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.
Throughout the UK Energy performance certificates are produced by using standard methods and energy assumptions which allows buildings to be compared with another fairly. By doing this it allows owners, prospective buyers or tenants to view the projected energy consumption and carbon ratings over a yearly basis, so they can consider the overall energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment or living expenses.
All Certificates are accompanied by a Recommendations Report which outlines cost-effective measures that can be put in place to improve the overall energy efficiency rating of a given property. a loft space or to upgrade single glazed area’s to double glazing.
The energy performance certificate is important as more than 50% of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions are produced by the way that we light, heat and generally use buildings. Relatively small changes such as installing low energy or LED lighting in all outlets of a building can have a profound effect on energy consumption.
- A 0 – 25
- B 26 – 50
- C 51-75
- D 76 – 100
- E 101 – 125
- F 126-150
- G over 150
The lower your score, the higher your efficiency!
Frequently Asked Questions
When is an Energy performance certificate required?
Your property’s EPC needs to be available to potential buyers as soon as you start to market your property for sale or rent. EPC Certificates became a regulatory requirement in April 2008. You must get an approved Commercial Energy assessor to produce the EPC.
Commercial EPC Certificates are a requirement on all commercial properties, that are either being sold, built, or rented, and must be provided to a prospective buyer or tenant free of charge.
Are there any cases whereby my building may be exempt?
The answer is yes! The following situations deem your property exempt.
- Some listed buildings
- Building due for demolition resulting in site due for redevelopment
- Building to be sold or rented out with vacant possession
- Places of worship
- Industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that have a low energy demand.
- Stand-alone commercial buildings with a total useful floor space of less than 50m².
What are the penalties for not having an EPC?
The penalty for not having a valid commercial energy performance certificate available to a prospective buyer or tenant is usually fixed £750.00. However, 12.5 percent of the rateable value of the building can also be charged. Penalties that can be applied under this formula can range from £500 and are capped at £5,000
When do I pay for my survey?
You do not pay anything for your Commercial EPC in Bradford until the survey is has been fully carried out and that you are happy with the service. Invoices will be issued at this point.
What is your Energy Performance Certificate process?
Upon arrival at your property, the energy assessor will introduce themselves and explain the process. They will carry out a Health & Safety risk assessment internally/externally for safety purposes.
The EPC assessor will require access to all areas of the building to enable them to produce your Commercial EPC in Bradford.
The assessor will draw a sketch plan of the overall floor area of the property. Once this is done they will collect information about the building. This will include plans, dimensions of the building, its purpose, the number of floors, the amount and type of glazing (i.e. single or double glazing), the heating systems and the fuel used.
Please note that we respect your property at all times and will ensure that it will be left as it was before we attended for our survey.
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