Category: Energy Assessments

Energy Performance Certificates – EPCs

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Since October 2008 landlords offering property for rent have been required by law to provide prospective tenants with an Energy Performance Certificate for their property.

The certificates (‘EPCs’) will have to be provided free either when (or before) any written information about the property is provided to prospective tenants or a viewing is conducted. They will not have to be provided if the landlord believes …

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Commercial EPCs

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 …

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SAP

SAP is the Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings

SAP 2005 is adopted by government as part of the UK national methodology for calculation of the energy performance of buildings. It is used to demonstrate compliance with building regulations for dwellings – Part L (England and Wales), Section 6 (Scotland) and Part F (Northern Ireland) – and to provide energy ratings for dwellings.

These Assessments are carried out in two stages. Firstly, a new dwelling has a Target Emission …

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Air conditioning surveys

An air conditioning survey reports on systems installed within commercial property’s and public buildings and requires that the system is to be maintained to a high standard in order to maintain energy efficiency.

If you own or lease a building with Air Conditioning such as Variable Refrigerant Volume/Flow Systems VRV VRF, Heat Recovery systems, Ducted Air Systems, Climate Control Systems or Air Conditioning HVAC Heating Ventilation plant AHU Air Handling Units, Chillers, Humidifiers and refrigeration, Cooling plant then it is important …

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Code 3 for sustainable homes

The code for sustainable homes is an environmental impact rating system for housing in England and Wales, setting new standards for energy efficiency (above those in current building regulations) and sustainability which are not mandatory under current building regulations but represent important developments towards limiting the environmental impact of housing.

The code was officially launched on December 13 2006 and was introduced as a voluntary standard in England in 2007. The code complements the system of energy performance certificates for new …

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