In order to protect the planet for future generations, we need to reduce pollution especially CO2 emissions in order to reverse the effects of global warming. An important issue that is being addressed is the improvement of the energy efficiency of our building stock.
Energy Performance Certificates are an important tool being used to help address the pollution problem.
BEST Compliance are the UK’s leading experts and fastest growing provider of Commercial Energy Certificates known as EPC’s.
For all your Commercial EPC, Domestic EPC and DEC Certificates call 0121 585 5211.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?
Energy Performance Certificates measure and rates the energy efficiency of a buildings. They are a legal requirement for many property owners (see below) and are a vital part of the Governments goals to reduce CO2 emissions from our existing/future building stock.
We have a team of fully accredited assessors who carry out all EPC assessments. They will conduct an appraisal of the subject property noting the exact dimensions of the building, its age, construction type (including the existing HVAC this acronym means heating, ventilation and air conditioning), thermal elements, windows and building controls.
The result is produced via the creation of a 3D CAD energy model of the building. This gives an accurate measure of the energy efficiency of the building and is displayed in the form of a letter rating (A-G). There is also another rating displayed on the chart that is the benchmark of similar buildings.
BEST Compliance offer three stages of Energy Performance Certificates, from the standard EPC and recommendation report right the way through to the preparation of the Minimum Energy Performance (MEPS).
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Why Do I Need an EPC for my Commercial Property?
In order to comply with Government legislation, it is a legal requirement that you have an Energy Performance Certificate for your Commercial building if the following applies to you
Please Note: The number of certificates you need for your property may vary depending on you’re the number of sections you have within the site or plus future developments.
Can I be Fined for Not having a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate?
In short, the answer is yes. Depending on the buildings rateable value you can be fined from £5000!
It is also highly likely that as the government begin to enforce their new pollution reduction strategies in future that these fines could become higher and even impact on the value of a building.
Bring Your Properties Energy Efficiency Score up with an EPC Alpha Plus
Responsible landlords and building owners are opting to have a more thorough EPC report called an Alpha Plus undertaken by our team.
An Energy Performance Certificate Alpha Plus report provides detailed information that can be used to address the energy efficiency problems a building has. This can be everything from having the effective windows, insulation and/or lighting.
The benefits of Alpha Plus
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EPC Alpha Plus Building Works Project Management
Experience has taught us that the other side of having an Alpha Plus assessment carried out many of our clients also benefit from working with our project management team in order to accurately bring their building up to standard.
Our project management partner Eden Design Projects will work with you in order to check the right materials are used for any improvement work done. They are also skilled contractors and able to undertake the work required on your behalf at a competitive rate.
Because we work closely with Eden, they also understand the certification process. This means that once any work is completed, we can come and re-assess the property providing the necessary grade improvement to the EPC. This is because we can track that the work has been carried out accurately using the correct grade materials.
Best Compliance has been working jointly with the community sector and Dudley Council to evaluate the energy efficiency of various buildings. They have demonstrated a detailed knowledge of building energy efficiency and where applicable have made practical recommendations as to how the efficiency could be improved. This process has helped to ensure compliance with Minimum Energy Efficiency standards, allowing the council to lease building to community groups, and community groups to deliver social value.
BEST Compliance Ltd always deliver first class standards and service. From their booking process, through to advice from one of their knowledgeable members of staff. BEST compliance keep you in the loop at all times. As an Estate Manager for a large retail firm, we hold a number of diverse properties, BEST Compliant were best suited to send an assessor and always deliver in turning around drawings, lease plans and EPC’s within a tight timeframe to meet our needs.
The BECCI project from The University of Wolverhampton would like to congratulate Best Compliance LTD for their nomination for West Midlands Energy Consultancy of the year. The organisation is dedicated to provide excellent service to their customers with integrity and passion. We are impressed by the way in which the organization seeks to improve continuously and remain leaders in its industry. We foresee great success in their future and sincerely hope the receive the well-deserved and prestigious recognition.
Pleasure to deal with. Lets face it, who wants to pay for something from which you gain neither pleasure nor profit. However an EPC report is a legal requirement for the sale of a property so the pain of paying was reduced by the friendly and affable nature of both Andy and James. Thank you guys, will recommend you at any opportunity.
BEST Compliance undertook a Commercial EPC on our properties on Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton and we are delighted with the service they provided. They were pleasant, punctual and well-presented and showed excellent technical knowledge in terms of building construction, building services and energy efficiency. The Commercial EPC was provided in an extremely fast time frame and the aftercare was first class in all our requests and further questions. We would have no hesitation to recommend them to any other potential clients.
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BEST Compliance have helped a local council by reviewing a sample of their portfolio where Energy Performance Certificates have been undertaken. Most of these buildings have came back as a F or G grade, and in doing so failed the all important MEES. The council had suspicions that these were not graded accurately and got BEST Compliance involved.Read more
BEST Compliance have been asked to carry out a commercial EPC on a Laundrette in the Peak District. The Laundry had been open for 12 years and I learnt whilst on site that the business had moved because of a rent review. The Laundry had been struggling a little in recent times and the landlord was just keeping things afloat however the landlord had increased costs on th...Read more
BEST Compliance were introduced to a Landlord in trouble via an acquaintance on a network event. The landlord had been given the dreaded G grade, this meant he could not legally rent out the property until improvements had been made. The landlord straight away called an electrician who gave his advice, whilst being sound advice in terms of minimum requirements, the elec...Read more