An energy performance assessment provides information about a building’s energy use, costs and CO2 emissions. It rates the performance potential of the building’s fabric and services (e.g. heating, ventilation, lighting) to produce an overall energy efficiency grade which is displayed on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The energy efficiency grade is shown on a clear and simple scale of A (the best) to G.
An EPC is required by law when a building is built, rented or sold. Owners of all commercial buildings over 50 square metres also have to provide an EPC when they sell or let commercial premises. A valid EPC and recommendation report must be made available free of charge by the seller or landlord to a prospective buyer or tenant when non-dwellings are sold or let to inform them about the building’s energy performance. This enables them to consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building.
Global Environmental provides a cost effective and responsive energy assessment service for commercial properties. We have accredited energy assessors who can survey every type of property from small buildings to SBMs, large office buildings, retail premises and manufacturing facilities.
Our assessors minimise disruption and disturbance to the users of the building.
Our report to you will contain the EPC and also recommendations for reducing the amount of energy the building uses, such as better insulation or a more efficient boiler. For each recommendation it gives the potential annual cost saving, the payback timescale, and a measure of how the change would improve the energy and carbon emission rating of the property.