Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

In accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 from 1 October 2008 all buildings that are not dwellings require an Energy Performance Certificate on construction, sale or let.

Energy performance certificates

An EPC gives a building a CO2 based rating – asset rating – between A and G.The asset rating is derived from a computer based model of the building which
takes into account the building construction and the building services.

EPCs provide a theoretical energy efficiency performance indicator of a building, which gives the prospective consumer (buyer or tenant) information on the performance of the building.

EPCs must be produced by suitably accredited energy assessors. Oakleaf have Level 3 & 4 accredited energy assessors.

Level 3 covers buildings with heating systems less than 100kw and cooling systems less than 12kW.

Level 4 covers buildings with heating systems greater than 100kw and cooling systems greater than 12kW.

As soon as a building is in the process of being offered for sale or let, it is the responsibility of the seller or landlord to make available an EPC to prospective
buyers or

Failure to provide an EPC when required by the Regulations means you may be liable to a civil penalty charge notice.

The penalty for failing to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant when selling or letting nondwellings is fixed, in most cases, at 12.5 per cent of the rateable value of the building, with a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied.

Oakleaf provide a reactive service for the production of EPCs at competitive market rates.

Oakleaf have accredited persons under the STROMA registration scheme and are authorised to carry out these duties.