What is a Commercial EPC?

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A commercial Energy Performance Certificate is a document intended to give an estimate of the energy usage and CO2 emissions of a commercial building. The Commercial EPC is information for the prospective purchaser or tenants and can be used to compare one building against another of similar type.


When do I need a Commercial EPC?

Ever since 6th April 2008 EPCs have been required for commercial property prior to sale or let.

Who produces the EPC?

Only qualified and accredited Energy Assessors are permitted to produce the EPC.


Which buildings do not require an EPC?

An EPC is NOT required in the following instances:-

  • Lease renewal, extension or surrenders
  • Compulsory purchase orders
  • Sale of company shares, where the building remains in the same company ownership
  • Not for value transactions
  • Detached buildings with a total useful floor area less than 50m²
  • Reasonable or justified demolition of existing buildings
  • Places of worship
  • Temporary buildings (less than 2 years)
  • Workshops, industrial and agricultural buildings with low energy usage


How can we help?

Andrew R Williams & Associates Ltd we can produce Commercial EPCs for Commercial Agents, Property Owners and Solicitors.

0151 426 9660

01925 670 447

01744 644 042

0161 956 2358

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