Archive for the ‘EPC’ Category

81% of commercial properties breaking Commercial EPC regulations

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

NHER has recently published research in regard to the compliance of the commercial EPC legislation. The results and published report is quite shocking.

“In a mystery shopping exercise to check on compliance with European and UK law relating to the energy efficiency of buildings in the commercial property sector, NHER discovered that more than 80% of agents it spoke to were unable to provide the mandatory Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the offices or shops they were marketing for sale or rent. These certificates are a critical part of the Government’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and energy bills for businesses.


Is your Domestic Energy Assessment being carried out correctly?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

So as a selling home owner or a landlord you will have come across the need to have an Energy Performance Certificate and had a domestic energy assessment carried out. This involves a visual inspection on the property and generates a report based on the data collected on site by the domestic energy assessor (DEA).


Commercial and Domestic EPC differences

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

With Energy Performance Certificates, both Residential and Commercial, finally bedding in and becoming more widespread people often ask me “What is the difference between a Residential and Commercial EPC?” and, of course, why it is more expensive.


Ecobuild at Earls Court – Review

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

What an event! I spent two days at Ecobuild Earls Court 3rd and 4th March 2009 and it was close to information overload! There was a lot to see that was really applicable and interesting to any domestic energy assessor (DEA) now and for sure in the future. There were also such things that are not part of the energy assessment at the moment – but may well be in a few years!


The end of data collection for Energy Performance Certificates?

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The CLG (Communities and Local Governments) has produced some guidance and proposed changes on the use of data collectors for issuing Energy Performance Certificates. The changes are very much inline with the concerns we hold and detailed in ‘Is your EPC carried out by a data collector?

The following has been circulated to the Accreditation Schemes for their and their members input though it seems unlikely that it will change to a large degree.