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What is an EPC?
An EPC certificate tells you how energy efficient your property is, aiming to give you an indication of how much it will cost you to heat and light the property, and how much CO2 the property emits.
It also crucially tells buyers or renters what changes they can make to improve the efficiency of the property in order to reduce their energy bills. This could include everything from adding/upgrading insulation, switching to energy-saving light bulbs and purchasing new A-Rated appliances.
The idea behind an EPC is to inform you of what you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your property, saving money, and also to demonstrate how attractive the property is from an energy perspective for potential buyers.
The better the rating the lower the cost of running the property.
What information does a commercial EPC contain?
An EPC is intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of a building. The purpose of an EPC is to allow consideration of energy efficiency as part of their investment or business decision to buy or occupy that building.
The EPC shows the energy efficiency rating (relating to running costs) of a non-domestic property. The rating is shown on an A-G rating scale similar to those used for fridges and other electrical appliances.
The EPC includes recommendations on how to improve the energy efficiency
Certification & Accreditations
- ISO 9001
- Gas Safe Certificate
- LCA Certificate
What is portable appliance testing?
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can’t be detected by testing alone.
A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is usedfind out more