Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a requirement whenever a building is built, rented or sold. The EPC provides an energy performance rating of a building including energy efficiency and carbon emissions. As the first company to lodge a live commercial Energy Performance Certificate, Stroma Built Environment is ideally placed to deliver compliance with this mandatory element of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
Stroma Built Environment’s Energy team has worked with a diverse range of clients, from national and regional property consultants, major car manufacturers and corporate recovery specialists to auctioneers, retailers, major developers and contractors.
Our UK-wide accredited energy assessors can evaluate proposed construction details or carry out a detailed energy survey of the building, perform the necessary energy assessment calculations (in SBEM or DSM) and generate the EPC certificate before lodging it on the Government database, Landmark.
We provide advice on the Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations, and their implications . We also assist in identifying the potential impact of the legislation on property portfolios and outline possible remedial measures and an energy efficiency plan.
We can undertake EPC assessments on premises that do not already have them or reassess the property’s EPC rating after refurbishment of the property. We can also reassess the property’s EPC rating upon renewal of an existing Energy Performance Certificate.
We offer assistance with obtaining a Green Deal Advice Report and can provide Project Management and facilitation of access to finance through links with Green Deal Providers and Installers.
We undertake SBEM compliance calculations in assessment of a commercial property’s energy consumption.
An Energy Performance Certificate shows a representation of the energy efficiency levels and CO2 emissions of a building. The table goes from A+ to G, A+ being very efficient and G being very inefficient. An EPC is valid for 10 years and is required if you are building, renting or selling a building.
An EPC is accompanied by an Advisory Report (AR) which outlines energy saving measures and recommendations for improving the EPC rating.
There are some buildings which are exempt from requiring an EPC, including:
From April 2018, proposed legislative changes within the Energy Act 2011 would make it unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC rating of F or G. The changes will improve the energy efficiency of privately rented properties in both the domestic and non-domestic sectors. Read more about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES).
Stroma Built Environment has worked with DTZ for 9 months to deliver Energy Performance Certificate services to many of our clients. Stroma has demonstrated the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to meet our requirements.
We have worked with Stroma on a variety of projects over the last two years. In that time, we have experienced a positive and proactive working relationship with excellent technical support always at the end of the phone. The positive way in which our queries are dealt with as well as the speed of response is wonderfully refreshing. Well done Stroma – we look forward to continuing our working relationship for many years and projects to come!
David Broad, Managing Director, Broadstaff Construction
Thank you to the guys who have been supplying last minute EPC’s to assist our site teams - it has been greatly appreciated.
Jim Woodsford, Bovis Homes
Delivery of the highest quality and timely service is critical to our clients. The Stroma Built Environment team has ensured that these requirements are consistently met in the provision of commercial EPCs, from quotation and inspection through to final lodgement. A helpful and efficient staff means I can rest assured that the requirements of my clients are always met.
Gregory Dix. Associate Director, Savills (L&P) Ltd
For a quote or more information, or to discuss your requirements for Energy Performance Certificates, please get in touch with our highly experienced team of Energy Assessors. No matter the size or complexity of your development, we can assist you.