A Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an important certification that rates the energy efficiency of commercial enterprises. In short, the Commercial EPCS rates business enterprises based on energy input-output relationship.
EPC Yorkshire looks at how lighting systems could be used to improve your EPC ratings
In your formative years, your parents might have chivvied you to switch off the lights after use. During the Three Day Working Week, we had films telling us to “Switch Off Something right now”. We were told that “energy sense was common sense”. Years after their original context, these are still wise words today.
The EPC is ten years old this month
Where did the time go? Was it really ten years since the first Energy Performance Certificates were issued? Indeed it was, and we should have cracked open the champagne earlier this month. Shortly afterwards, the EPC consultancy industry was born. For us, this was our Year Zero Moment.
Why taking heed of your EPC could be a catalyst to cutting your electricity bills
The MEES legislation is upon us on the 01 April 2018. Saving energy by taking heed of your EPC is another form of good practice. If you are moving house or wish to refresh your property portfolio, Energy Performance Certificates are a good reference point. You can use them to save energy bills, or encourage your tenants to use less electricity.
How Brexit will affect EPCs and, before you fret, there is some good news
Unless you have spent the last twelve months in a cave, the only thing you would have heard on Look North or BBC News is this six letter phrase. Sounding like a clumsy oaf instead of a policy decision, Brexit is the word on many people’s lips.
A quick guide to reading an energy performance certificate
Energy performance ratings have been part and parcel of the construction industry from surveyors to architects for the last two decades. They were introduced in 2007, alongside the long-scrapped Home Information Packs. When HIPs were abolished in May 2010, the Energy Performance Certificate component was retained.
Are you ready for – or working towards – the MEES deadline in April 2018?
For tenants and landlords, energy efficiency makes for good economic sense. Tenants can benefit from lower utility bills, meaning fewer trips to the meter or lower itemised bills. Landlords can benefit from more efficient appliances and cheaper maintenance costs. From the start of April 2018, private landlords will be expected to comply with MEES ratings. In other words, Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.