An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required when a building is being sold or let. The EPC has been a legal requirement in the UK since 2008. It is used to determine how energy-efficient a building is and creates recommendations on how to reduce energy usage for its occupants.
There are some exceptions to the EPC rule such as, places of worship, listed buildings and buildings to be demolished. So if you are unsure if you need an EPC or can attain an exemption document, we are here to help.
In sping 2013 the EPC also became a fundamental part of the application for the Feed-in Tariff. This included renewable installations like solar PV panels. As a result, domestic and commercial buildings require a minimum D rating on the EPC to ensure the higher rate of tariff is available.
Up Energy have done hundreds of EPC assessments in Exeter and the surrounding areas. We work with with a wide range of businesses and property professionals within the city. This includes, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council.
We have assessed all sorts of buildings, from small cafes in St. Thomas, to historic city centre buildings near Exeter Cathedral and Exeter Castle. In addition, we carried out an assessment on the Sowton office of Landmark Information Group. This is the company which holds and maintains the domestic and non-domestic EPC registers.
Because we have carried out over a thousand commercial EPC surveys, we have plenty of knowledge to help inflate your score if it falls short of an EPC D rating. As mentioned before some buildings are exempt from the requirements of an EPC. In this case we can do a site visit and provide an EPC exemption letter or EPC exemption certificate.
If you are installing solar panels to benefit one or more buildings in or around Exeter, look no further than Up Energy for the highest quality professional and friendly advice.
If you need an energy assessor and an EPC Exeter, to find out more about what we can offer you, please feel free to contact us and we will be pleased to provide a no obligation quote.