Do I require a On Construction Energy Performance Certificate?
If you are selling a building before it has been built, you will need to provide the prospective owner a full EPC and recommendation report.
Why are you required to have a On Construction Energy performance Certificate?
As part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), October 2008 signals the beginning of the legal requirement to have in your possession an Energy Performance Certificate for on construction dwellings. Ember Energy NI is a provider of the inspection and certification services for the energy performance rating of On Construction buildings.
What is your service?
Ember Energy NI manages the process from start to finish. We have the technology and protocols in place to deliver a simple and effective certification process, from pre-site data gathering, on-site inspection and finally SAP 2008 technology calculation and production of your certificate.
Once retained by our clients, we keep you up to date with developments as we progress through the certification process.
We believe that now is the time to consider how your business is going to handle this process, and we would be very happy to discuss with you, the services and support that Ember Energy NI can offer.
What is contained within a On Constuction EPC?
The certificate will provide the energy rating of the building from A - G, where A is the most efficient. The energy rating is based on the characteristics of the building itself and its services (such as heating and lighting). The certificate is accompanied by a report which includes cost effective recommendations to improve the energy ratings. For each improvement indicative paybacks are listed.
How long is the EPC valid for?
An On Construction EPC is valid until the property is sold. If the new owner decides to sell a Residential EPC will need to be generated to complete this sale. The On Construction EPC can not be reused.
Who is responsible for commissioning an EPC?
Developers are responsible for ensuring that an Energy Performance Certificate is made available. Failure to provide an EPC means you may be liable for a fine ranging from £500 - £5000.
Which type of properties are affected?
All On Construction buildings
- New Dwellings
- New Commercial Buildings
EPC are not required on construction for:
places of worship
temporary buildings with a planned use time of less than two years
stand alone buildings with a total useful floor area of less than 50m2
agricultural building with a low energy demand
How Much will a On Construction EPC Cost?
The cost will vary according to factors including size, availabilty of drawings, complexity and number of buildings.
Generally On Construction EPC costs are as follows:
One of House - £120
Each House - £99
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