All commercial buildings in the UK are required by law to have a commercial energy performance certificate (commercial EPC also known as ndEPC or non-domestic
EPC). This document acts as a provable measure of a building's energy efficiency, providing a rating which indicates its
impact on the environment.
Commercial EPC ratings form a large part of this country's commitment to preventing
global warming, having been introduced as a direct result of an EU directive. The UK Government has pledged
to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% on 1990 levels in time for 2050, with initiatives such as the
awarding of commercial energy performance certificates having an important role to play.
A commercial energy
performance certificate (Epc) work in much the same way as a residential EPC, assessing properties on factors such as the
materials used in their construction and the degree of insulation they have. Once all this has been taken into account, a
grade is given from A to G, along with advice on how to improve a building's rating. This can lead to significant savings
for commercial property owners.
Follow the link for more information to Energy Performance
Certificates EPCs and Non-dwellings A guide for building owners landlords and tenants.