Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Certificates are required for all commercial buildings whenever built, rented or sold.

Like residential EPCs they are intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building, so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building.

Certain commercial premises do not require EPCs, these are:

  • Places of worship
  • Detached buildings of less than 50sq metres
  • A summary of the efficiency of the main parts of the property.
  • Industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand.

If you are in doubt as to whether your premises falls within one of these categories please call ecoEPCs for clarification.

So what’s involved with a commercial energy assessment?

The processes involved in undertaking a commercial EPC are fundamentally the same a domestic EPC, however a major difference is that the building needs to be divided into different ‘zones’ dependant on the activities conducted in the zones (ie office space, kitchen, storage area etc).

For each zone the following must therefore be recorded:

  • The dimensions
  • The heating and ventilation types
  • The lighting and controls used
  • The fabric type and thermal efficiency of the materials used: roof, floors, walls and glazing.

Once all this information has been gathered the data is entered into the approved software and the certificate is generated.

The commercial EPC covers buildings such as offices, community or day centres, hotels, industrial units, launderettes, care homes and hostels, dental surgeries, nail bars, beauty salons, restaurants, pubs, retail shops, warehouses, social clubs, sports centres, leisure centres, theatres, cinemas, music halls and auditoria, warehouses and storage facilities, private car parks, workshops and maintenance depots.

Customer Reviews

Great service. Quick and efficient.
Nick Roberts
Nick Roberts
October 7, 2020.
Great service. Quick turn around and accommodating throughout the whole process. Would recommend everytime!
Philip Birkett
Philip Birkett
August 26, 2020.
Mike provided a great service, very friendly and had the EPC certificate emailed back to me on the same day!
Jonny Tester
Jonny Tester
August 3, 2020.
Quick and easy booking. Mike was professional and friendly . Certificate received on same day. I highly recommend him.
Lawchack Barzanji
Lawchack Barzanji
March 12, 2020.
We needed a Commercial EPC for our office in Leatherhead and Mike Walker of ecoEPCs was recommended to us. He surveyed our premises within two days of booking him and the resulting Certificate was emailed to us the next day. He was polite, prompt and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending ecoEPCs.
christine benney
christine benney
January 9, 2020.
We needed an EPC at short notice on a commercial premises and rang Mike at lunchtime today. He attended this afternoon and we had the EPC by this evening. Not sure it is possible to get better service than that? We have used Mike before and was impressed then, he excelled himself this time. Great service and good value, what more could you ask for? Thoroughly recommend him.
Colin Childs
Colin Childs
April 25, 2019.
Mike was very helpful in providing an EPC. His charges were reasonable, the turnaround time was quick and he was genuine in giving advice. Would highly recommend without any hesitation.
Davin Gill
Davin Gill
April 17, 2019.
Despite being busy elsewhere Mike didn't hesitate to agree a time and day that was convenient to me and arrived within minutes of the agreed time. A short while later the survey was complete and was promptly sent to me so that I could get on. Thanks.
Grahame Hardy
Grahame Hardy
March 20, 2019.
Excellent company - they have carried out surveys for commercial and residential properties I own. Very professional and efficient, offering a fast service with reports being produced within 48 hours. Highly recommend.
Antony Paskell
Antony Paskell
November 26, 2018.