This page explains in greater detail the content of the Commercial Energy Performance Certificate. If you require details of the Domestic EPC then please click here.
the commercial energy performance certificate
This Non-Domestic EPC shows the energy rating of the building. It indicates the energy efficiency of the building fabric and the heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting systems. The rating is compared with two benchmarks, one appropriate for new buildings and one appropriate for a similar existing building.
Also shown is the unique Report Reference Number assigned to the EPC when it is lodged on the Non-Domestic EPC Register
commercial epc technical information
In this section
- Main Heating Fuel. For Commercial premises this is most commonly electricity, but mains gas and oil are often seen.
- Building Environment. This is usually either ‘natural ventilation’ by means of windows or air conditioning.
- Total Useful Floor Area. This is calculated to included all storage spaces, mezzanine floors and enclosed car parks.
- Building Complexity. The NOS Level can be 3, 4 or 5. Buildings are assessed based on the type and complexity of the heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC). 90% of Commercial premises are Level 3, that includes most restaurants, pubs, smaller offices and shops. Examples of Level 4 and 5 premises include large supermarkets and office blocks with a large plant rooms for ducted air conditioning.
- Primarly Energy Use. This gives and indication of the amount of energy used buy the buiding over a twelve month period.
- Benchmarks. This compares the current building with a new build and a building of similar use.
commercial epc administrative information
Detailed here is the following
- The name and version number of the software used to process the energy assessment data collected by the Commercial Energy Assessor.
- The unique property reference number
- The name of the Commercial Energy Assessor that undertook the Commercial EPC survey
- The ID of the Assessor assigned by the Accreditation Scheme to whom the assessor must ne a member.
- The Commercial Assessor’s company name and address.
- The date when the EPC was lodged on the Commercial EPC Register and the date when the EPC will expire (normally 10 years later)
- Related Party Disclosure. This will show if the Assessor has any private, business or other connection with the client who instructed the Commercial EPC survey.