The certificates also known as commercial EPCs are required to be issued for all (Non-Domestic) properties in the commercial sector which are for sale, or subject to let.
A suitably qualified NDEA (Non-Domestic Energy Assessor) is required to produce an Energy Certificate by conducting an inspection (survey) of the building to gather sufficient data to complete the Asset Rating and Recommendations Report for the property under review.
Commercial EPC’s are now a mandatory requirement when a property is placed on the market for sale, or lease (letting). An asset rating will be provided in the report, this EPC rating is dependent on several factors, most notably the building construction and type of heating and air conditioning system present.
The energy performance of buildings directive 2002 as implemented by the energy performance of buildings regulations 2007 have introduced a requirement that from 1st October 2008 all commercial properties constructed sold or rented in the UK must have a commercial energy performance certificate (EPC) when they marketed. Failure to provide a commercial EPC can result in a fine of 12.5% of the rateable value of the building up to maximum of £5000.
The EPC will be valid for 10 years.