Commercial EPC Surveys in West London
Commercial EPC assessor near me? Thats us!
The thriving commercial heartbeat of West London is in many ways the powerhouse for the whole city. Haptic EPC is in the thick of it providing comprehensive EPC surveys for business premesis across the area. Our seasoned assessors are regularly spotted in the commercial hotspots of Kensington, Chelsea, and Hammersmith, ensuring your commercial premises meet the UK's minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES).
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 West 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 the Preferred Choice for West London Landlords
Expertise and Local Acumen
Our team of certified assessors offers a blend of technical know-how and a real-world understanding of West London’s diverse commercial landscape. From the luxury retail avenues of Kensington and Chelsea to the bustling business corridors of Hammersmith, our local expertise is tailored to address the unique energy requirements of businesses in West London.
High-speed service with uncompromising accuracy
In the frenetic commercial areas of West London, timelines are crucial. 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.
Whether your asset is an upscale boutique in the Kings Road, a modern office space in Hammersmith, or a historic venue in Notting Hill, we offer impeccable EPC services that deliver value and regulatory compliance without compromising quality. Click here to see a selection of our work in our portfolio.
Our EPC Services in West London:
Non-domestic EPCs for a wide variety of commercial properties including offices, retail spaces, hospitality venues, and more.
Customized energy efficiency advice to help curb your carbon footprint and enhance energy savings.
Tailored recommendations on energy-saving measures specific to the distinct needs of your West London property.
Fostering Sustainability from South Kensington to West Hampstead:
West London, with its blend of historic charm and modern commercial vigor, is stepping up to the sustainability challenge. Kensington and Chelsea’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, coupled with Hammersmith’s endeavors in promoting green transport options, are part of West London's broader initiative towards NetZero and energy efficiency.
Secure an EPC in Chiswick or Ealing today
Engage Haptic EPC for meticulous, professional, and budget-friendly commercial EPC services in West London. Contact us today to schedule an assessment and set your business on a course towards a greener, more energy-efficient future.
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