Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Pennine Search and Survey Ltd
Our associated company Pennine Search and Survey Ltd can provide Residential, Commercial and New Build Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
We offer a speedy service at competitive prices and cover Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire with our own employed staff.
All our Energy Assessors are accredited, professional, friendly and insured.
We use the latest technology to generate reports within 24 hours of the site visit.
We have a dedicated call centre to make the process as smooth as possible.
Our Residential reports can include floorplans if required.
T: 0161 925 3245
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EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were to be put in place. The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home, using a grade from 'A' down to 'G'. An 'A' rating is the most efficient, while 'G' is the least efficient. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.
The detailed recommendation report shows what you could do to help reduce the amount of energy you use and your carbon dioxide emissions. The report lists suggested improvements, like fitting loft insulation, and gives the possible cost savings per year, if the improvements are made. It also shows how the recommendations would change the energy and carbon emission rating of the property.
If you have a commercial property that you are going to sell or rent out, you will need a Commercial EPC. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are now required for all commercial buildings whenever built, rented or sold. The certificate records how energy efficient a property is as a building and provides ratings from a top rating of A down to a low rating of G. These certificates are produced using standard methods and assumptions about energy usage so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of the same type. This allows prospective buyers, tenants, owners, occupiers and purchasers to see information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions from their building so they can consider energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment. An EPC is always accompanied by a recommendation report that lists cost effective and other measures (such as low and zero carbon generating systems) to improve the energy rating. Each recommendation is assessed against the potential impact over three payback periods in addition to other measures based on an understanding of the building and indicates whether the impact is High, Medium or Low.
If you have a public building and you require a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) we can provide this. A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) shows the actual energy usage of a building, the Operational Rating, and it helps the public to see the energy efficiency of the building. This is based on the energy consumption as recorded by gas, electricity and other meters. A DEC should be clearly displayed at all times and clearly visible to the public. It is also accompanied by an Advisory Report that lists cost effective measures to improve the energy rating of the building. A DEC is only required for a building with a total useful floor area over 1,000 square meters, that is occupied by a public authority and institution providing a public service to a large number of persons and therefore visited by those persons. The certificate is valid for one year. The accompanying Advisory Report is valid for seven years.
If you are planning a new build and require a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA) we can provide this. If you are selling a home before it has been built, you will need to provide information about energy efficiency in a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA). This is simply the predicted SAP and Environmental Impact (CO2) rating from the SAP calculations you do at the design stage to check whether you will meet energy-saving targets.