Commercial EPC surveys in South London
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At Haptic EPC, we specialise in providing comprehensive non-domestic and commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in South London. Our experienced assessors are dedicated to delivering precise, timely, and cost-effective EPC services, ensuring your commercial properties meet the required minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) set by HM government.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) play a crucial role within the MEES regulatory framework, offering a clear and straightforward illustration of a building's energy efficiency. In most cases, they are legally required for non-domestic buildings, and they must be produced upon construction, sale, or leasing.
Following a thorough assessment, buildings are assigned a rating in the form of a letter, ranging from 'A' (the most efficient) to 'G' (the least efficient). The building owner receives a copy of the certificate and it is lodged on the government register and publicly viewable. The landlord also receives a recommendation report based on the findings of the survey giving further steps to improve the energy efficiency of their building.
EPCs remain valid for a period of 10 years from the date of lodgment, unless they are voluntarily updated with a new EPC or in the event of a significant refurbishment taking place.
As of April 2023, regulatory changes have elevated the standards further, making it illegal to have buildings rated 'F' or 'G,' regardless of their leasehold or tenancy status. Violations of this regulation can result in financial penalties of between £5,000 - £150,000. Anticipated future regulatory updates include a minimum 'C' rating in 2027 and a 'B' rating by 2030.
Haptic EPC & Advisory specialises in rapid on-site surveys in and around London, striving to deliver reports within a 24-hour timeframe. We also provide practical and efficient procurement solutions to enhance energy efficiency.
For the most complex buildings a Level 5 EPC may be required, this is a proportionally larger undertaking requiring specialist software and assessment in which we are fully qualified.
Step-by-Step Guide to Getting a Commercial EPC in South London
1. Booking & Pre-survey
Before your EPC survey providing the following information is highly beneficial, it is an 'ideal' list so don't worry if any of these are missing:-
A current, to-scale floorplan that includes geographical orientation and ceiling height(s).
The building's construction history, including any extensions or significant refurbishments.
Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) manuals.
Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manuals.
Lighting design specifications (including spare bulbs).
Records of any condition-based surveys, often conducted at the time of purchase.
Details of recent contractors or fit-out companies that have worked within the space.
By furnishing this information, you contribute to a more precise and comprehensive EPC assessment.
2. Your Site Survey
Our EPC surveys are conducted by fully qualified & insured Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEAs). These surveys are typically completed in less than an hour and are designed to minimise disruption to your staff. Our assessors focus on key areas such as walls, windows, Heating Ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems, and any hot water systems that may be in use.
It's essential to note that any areas or equipment inaccessible to the assessor are assumed to have default, less efficient values. Therefore, ensuring access to all areas and equipment is in your best interest.
After the on-site survey, the gathered data is meticulously collated and entered into the government's ISBEM software. This step yields two primary outcomes: the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) with a score ranging from 'A' to 'G' and a recommendations report detailing energy-saving suggestions.
This phase of the process constitutes the most time-consuming part. In fact, approximately 80% of the total time required to generate an EPC is dedicated to data analysis.
4. Your EPC Report
Once your EPC score has been calculated, our assessor will promptly get in touch with you for a discussion. Following the receipt of payment, we will proceed to list your certificate on the official government register, a process known as "lodgement." This ensures that your EPC is publicly accessible.
In addition to the public listing, you will also receive digital copies of both the EPC and the recommendation report. Many of our clients find this comprehensive package sufficient to continue with their business confidently. However, for those seeking more specialized guidance on achieving energy savings, our Advisory service is available to provide expert assistance.
Why Haptic EPC is your go-to provider in South London
Expertise and Local Insight
Our experienced assessors blend an in depth technical knowledge with a deep understanding of South London’s thriving commercial landscape - not least as its home ground to us. From the bustling market streets of Brixton, the emerging commercial hub of Croydon, to the quaint yet thriving business scenes in Wimbledon or Chislehurst, our local expertise is tailored to meet the diverse energy needs of business properties in South London.
Prompt Service with Precision
We recognize the importance of time in the bustling commercial world of South London. Whether you're in desperate need of a 'rubber stamp' EPC to allow a deal go through or to begin the ball rolling with a BREEAM assessment for your development to get the green light, every hour and day counts. We were founded specifically to tend to this demand, as such we deploy rapidly from your initial contact and understand that you don't want to be left in the lurch waiting for a certificate. We believe in letting you get on with what you do best - running your business.
We pride ourselves on providing a prompt service but if you need an EPC extremely urgently you should consider using our premium same-day service.
Local Case Studies
We've worked in numerous commercial establishments in South London from a modern office block in Croydon to a retail outlet in Bromley, or a trendy labour of love in Peckham, we provide exemplary EPC services without compromising on quality. Click here to see more of our portfolio in South London and across the Capital.
Our EPC Offerings in South London:
Non-domestic EPCs for a broad array of commercial properties including offices, retail spaces, eateries, and more.
Personalized energy efficiency advice to help reduce your carbon emissions and optimize energy savings.
Tailored recommendations on energy-saving measures and renewables specific to the unique needs of your South London property.
Championing Sustainability in South London:
South London is a hotbed of commercial activity with each area contributing to the broader London-wide sustainability narrative. Brixton, with its community-led initiatives, Croydon, home to an emerging eco-friendly infrastructure, and Richmond, with its green spaces and sustainable transport links, are all part of South London's march towards NetZero and energy efficiency.
Secure Your EPC Today
Engage Haptic EPC for a meticulous, professional, and cost-effective non-domestic and commercial EPC service in South London. Contact us today to schedule an assessment and pave the way towards a greener, more energy-efficient commercial premesis.
South East London Postcodes:
SE1: SE1, SE1P
SE2 to SE28
South West London Postcodes:
SW1: SW1A, SW1E, SW1H, SW1P, SW1V, SW1W, SW1X, SW1Y
SW2 to SW20
All outer London Postcodes:
BR, CR, DA, EN, HA, IG, KT, RM, SM, TW, UB, WD
We offer the following building energy solutions in London and beyond
For when a straightforward EPC just isn't enough. We are well positioned to offer you a whole host of additional services from insightful advice, non-lodged EPCs, EPC exemptions along with providing the highest detail computer modelled Level 5 EPCs for the most complex buildings in London.