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Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Commercial Energy Performance Certificates are required upon construction, sale or lease for all non-dwellings. This covers everything from small retail units to offices, industrial units and large scale commercial premises such as airports and public buildings. A Commercial EPC is valid for 10 years and must be made available to a prospective purchaser or tenant at the earliest opportunity before entering a contract for sale or lease and no later than the release of marketing material or the request for a visit to the property. For more information on the regulations governing non domestic EPC's please visit the Scottish Building Standards web site.

Only accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessors can carry out assessments and produce Commercial EPC's.

At SDA Facilities Management we are able to perform surveys and produce Energy Performance Certificates for commercial property portfolio owners and managers. The survey is carried out to a methodology called the Simplified Building Energy Method (iSBEM). Unlike the method used for domestic premises (RdSAP), there is no reduced data version for use on existing property and therefore, a full survey and calculation must be carried out each time.

The basic outline of the methodology involves:

The building must be zoned, meaning that a set of up-to-date plans/drawings will reduce the overall EPC cost.
Each zone is treated as a cube & a U value determined for each face.
All services must be determined e.g. boiler type and the service runs around the building.
The software compares the building to a benchmark property.
Cost effective improvement recommendations are produced to suit the individual property.

Commercial EPC's start for £150 plus Vat for a quote please contact us directly.

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