Commercial / Non Domestic EPCs – Derby

Commercial EPC / Non Domestic EPC for Derby

Derby City is situated between Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent and about 35 miles north west of Leicester.  It has a population of about 250,000.

Derby is noteworthy for being the home of Rolls Royce but is also important for  other transport manufacturing industries such as Bombardier Industries and Toyota manufacturing UK, Britain’s only train manufacturer.

Is it a legal requirement to have an EPC?

An EPC is required every time a home is put up for sale or for rent. The requirement for an EPC has been the law since 2008 (2009 in Scotland), meaning that if your home has been let or sold since then it should have one. They remain valid for 10 years.

Do both domestic and commercial buildings require and EPC?

Buildings are responsible for almost 40 per cent of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. EPCs are all part of the strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings and are required to illustrate ways in which the energy consumption of buildings and associated costs can be reduced.  Both Domestic and Non-Domestic buildings need EPCs.

Domestic and Non-Domestic EPCs are very different.  They require  different levels of technical knowledge and expertise.

A Domestic EPC on an average house can take 30 minutes or so to survey.  The only measurements taken are of the external walls.  A similar time is taken off site to enter the data and generate an EPCCommercial EPCs require many sets of measurements including all internal walls, all windows and doors and much else besides.

MEES does not apply to:

  • Agricultural buildings with a low energy demand.
  • Tenancies of less than 6 months (with no right of renewal)
  • Owner occupied buildings.
  • Workshops with neither toilets and offices.
  • Certain Listed buildings.
  • Stand-alone buildings with a useful floor area of less than 50 m2
  • Places of worship
  • Buildings with permission to be demolished.

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