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Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

What are Commercial EPCs?

A commercial EPC or Energy Performance Certificate provides a rating for your building that details its energy efficiency using grades from A to G, with band E the legal minimum to let a property.

Commercial EPCs are a legal requirement as set out in the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). To produce an EPC, a qualified and accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA) will need to attend your property to conduct an in-depth review of your construction type, insulation, lighting, heating and hot water among other things. They will then use accredited software to calculate the property’s energy performance and provide tailored recommendations as and where needed.

What Buildings Need a Commercial EPC?

MEES regulations apply to any landlord about to grant or renew the lease of a commercial building. In order to do this legally, the resulting certificate must supply a rating of band E or higher. There are some exemptions, but these also need to be officially reported. 

Since April 2023, the regulations apply to all lease agreements regardless of when they were granted, and the minimum band is expected to increase to band B by 2030. For that reason, taking steps to prepare now and start putting energy efficiency measures in place will help future proof your building.

 Find out more about MESS regulations

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