Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (for commercial properties)

APT-EPC provides affordable Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for businesses that are being sold or leased in the United Kingdom. With effect from the 4th January 2009 the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive dictates that a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate's will be required upon construction, sale or lease for all non-dwellings, covering everything from small retail units to offices, industrial units and large scale commercial premises such as airports and public buildings.

Responsibility for enforcement in newly built properties will fall to Building Control, whilst Trading Standards departments will enforce certification of existing buildings. The legislation does have exemptions; for advice on your requirements please contact our commercial EPC department at apt@aptenergyperformancecertificates.co.uk for definitive answers.

Please contact us at apt@aptenergyperformancecertificates.co.uk or complete the online form to receive a quote.. If you prefer to speak to an advisor regarding EPC compliance or seek general information please call one of our one technical team on either 07775 623464 or 07967 233836 or e-mail us at: apt@aptenergyperformancecertificates.co.uk for further advice.

A commercial Energy Performance Certificate provides an energy rating for a building which is based on the performance potential of that building. Services such as lighting, heating and ventilation) are taken into account as well as the way in which these services are controlled. The now industry standardised A - G energy rating given on the certificate will reflect the intrinsic energy performance standard of the building relative to a benchmark. This rating could then be used by potential buyers or tenants to make comparisons between properties. The commercial Energy Performance Certificate is accompanied by a secondary report that provides recommendations on how the energy performance of the building could be enhanced, together with an indication of the payback period. These recommendations are provided in four categories relating to the payback period.

Like residential assessments APT-EPC assessors are trained to the highest of standards to assess the recommendation report and amend recommendations where appropriate. This makes the report much more suitable to your specific needs. Our experience in commercial property and energy assessment methods allows us to offer the very best and most up to date information.

How much can you save by improving energy efficiency
We all think we have done enough to improve our homes, but how many of us have? And when it comes to the crunch, just how much can be saved and how? let’s have a look at how much can be saved in the average home across a number of simple and inexpensive areas of improvement.

Insulating a home is simple and essential as heat escapes via many different ways. Windows, doors and walls are all susceptible to heat loss, and insulating these areas effectively can bring surprising savings in the home.

Take the popular route of cavity wall insulation; this is relatively inexpensive these days as it is a routine procedure, and it can save in excess of £100 in a year. Given the purchase price, the home owner should see it pay for itself in three years. Insulating ones loft to a greater degree is another simple and cost effective measure, and given that it saves around approx £100 annually for the average house can easily recoup the initial expenditure in a couple of years.

Fitting double glazing is often cited as an expensive method of improving efficiency, though it can save £40 yearly, while simply draught proofing those areas where cold spots seem to live can see saving of over £30 and the cost recouped in just three years.

Another accurate way of improving energy efficiency would be undertaking a smoke pressurisation Test, this would quickly find all areas of potential air leakage through the buildings envelope, and this can reduce heating costs by approx 40%. If you want to find out more about this service please contact us now at apt@aptenergyperformancecertificates.co.uk

All of these measures are simple and can be done quickly and at little expense, and all add to the energy efficiency of a home without any doubt at all.

Other energy saving advice
It is not only insulating the structure of the house that can save money; effectively lagging a hot water tank can result in some impressive savings, with costs recovered in just a year.

Improving or replacing old and outdated devices is also worthy of consideration; a new central heating boiler, for example, can save as much as £200 in a year and the outlay be recovered in five years. Modern boilers are supremely efficient and an up to date condensing combi-boiler is certainly something one should be looking at in terms of improving the home’s energy efficiency.

Much has been written of late regarding energy efficient light bulbs, and much is scaremongering of a surprising nature. The newest versions are very efficient, reach full power almost instantly and are no more expensive than the traditional bulb; what’s more, fitting them across the board has been shown to save a notable amount of money, with £10 a year cited in many quarters.

Switching appliances off stand-by, keeping doors and windows closed and hanging heavier curtains in winter are all common sense approaches to increasing ones energy efficiency, and if it saves money then it must be a good thing. For very little effort one can induce savings of a serious nature.

Alongside trying to reduce consumption one should look at reducing your energy bills and expenditure, uSwitch.com is one of the comparison sites which can help you make comparisons with suppliers and often save you substantial amounts on your gas and electric bills.

If you require individualised information related to the energy efficiency of your property, there is no reason why you cannot commission an Energy Performance Certificate and follow the recommendations found within it, contact us now at apt@aptenergyperformancecertificates.co.uk for more information

We carry out hundreds of projects per year and guarantee to be professional, reliable, helpful and very competitive; we offer a last minute service at no extra cost, and we also undertake weekend working both on Saturday and Sunday in order to meet your out of hours testing requirements.

We offer a nationwide service offering a single supplier for all of your regional offices and projects.
Most of our clients, who use us for the first time, continue to use our services because of our
proactive consultancy and testing service. This proactive approach has led to nationwide agreements with some of the top UK Contractors, which allows them to benefit from even more competitive rates.

If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us:

By Mobile - 07967 233836 & 0777 562 3464 (available 7am to 8pm)

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