An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (with ‘A’ the most efficient grade).
|Building Types Affected||Size||Compliance Deadline|
|Non-Residential||Greater Than 10,000 Sq. Meters||2008-04-06|
|Non-Residential||Greater Than 2,500 Sq. Meters||2008-07-01|
The displayed compliance deadlines are only for new construction. For existing buildings, the compliance deadlines are as follows: Single-Family and Multi-Family: 2007-06-01 Non-Residential (> 10,000 sq. meters): 2008-04-06 Non-Residential (> 2,500 sq. meters): 2008-07-01 Non-Residential (all buildings): 2008-10-01 Public/Government: 2008-10-01 Exempted if building is any of the following: listed or officially protected and the minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter it a temporary building only going to be used for 2 years or less used as a place of worship or for other religious activities an industrial site, workshop or non-residential agricultural building that doesn’t use much energy a detached building with a total floor space under 50 square metres due to be demolished by the seller or landlord and they have all the relevant planning and conservation consents A building is also exempt if all of the following are true: it’s due to be sold or rented out with vacant possession it’s suitable for demolition and the site could be redeveloped the buyer or tenant has applied for planning permission to demolish it
Point of Transaction
Transparency Trigger Events:
Purchase/sell (required), Rent (required)
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.