What does the survey involved ?
The EPC provides an energy rating, based on the Thermal characteristics of the buildings fabric, internal measurements, heating and hot water systems, air conditioning, artificial ventilation, lighting , the position and orientation of the building, natural ventilation and indoor climatic conditions. The surveys require consultant with an excellent understanding of Building Services to guarantee accurate data collection.
What is a EPC & Recommendation Report ?
The Energy Rating is shown in a graphical format on a scale from A to G, G being less efficient. These ratings can then be used to make comparisons with comparable properties. When an EPC is provided, it is accompanied by a recommendation report, which provides recommendations on how the energy performance of the building could be enhanced, together with an indication of the likely payback period. These recommendation do not have to be commissioned.
Who is responsible ?
The Vendor is responsible for providing the EPC before the building can be marketed for sale or let. These requirements are enforced by local Trading Standards Officers, who have the powers to fine vendor for non-compliance. The fine imposed by trading standards for non compliance is fixed at 12.5 % of the rateable value up to a maximum fine of £5,000.
Who can carry out the Energy Assessment ?
Only qualified energy assessors may carry out energy assessments and issue EPCs. An energy assessor must also be a member of a Government approved accreditation scheme. These schemes are responsible for lodging the EPCs on a national database and for ensuring the quality of EPCs produced. ODM energy our accredited with Elmhurst Energy, Northgate and HVCA to produce energy performance
certificates on buildings up to 100,000 sq ft. (level 4)
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