Kelly & Co provide Energy Performance Certificates for the public, estate agents, architects, surveying practices, contractors, government bodies and solicitors. Our energy assessors are fully qualified domestic assessors accredited with Elmhurst Certification Scheme and fully qualified non-domestic Assessors at accreditation level 3 and 4 accredited with Stroma Accreditation Ltd.
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations NI (2008) introduced requirements that an Energy Performance Certificate should be made available to the owner, or to the prospective buyer, or tenant when a domestic or non domestic property is constructed, sold or rented out.
An EPC provides important information on the existing status and importantly how to improve the energy of your property, to reduce carbon emissions and also reduce heating and energy costs. In many cases, dependent on the age of your property, insulations grants may be available to help achieve these savings and environmental improvements and, in turn reduce the running costs of your property.
The EPC records the energy efficiency of a property, providing a rating of the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a building on a scale from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient.
EPCs are required whenever a building is constructed or for existing buildings before it is marketed for sale or rent. The conveyancing process will not be completed by your solicitor unless the EPC is made available for the property.
An Energy Performance Certificate is valid for 10 years.
Climate change is becoming of increasing concern both for the UK and worldwide. As a commitment the Government has placed a 60% reduction target for carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. Energy ratings are designed to be a measure of the fuel cost of a property. Energy conservation is clearly a good thing' Â everyone wins with energy conservation.
Domestic properties marketed for sale (from 30th June 2008), newly constructed (from 30th September 2008) and rented out (from 30th December 2008) will require an Energy Performance Certificate.
From the 31st December 2008 all commercial, non domestic buildings to include new build buildings will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate on sale, rental or upon construction.
Kelly & Co. EPC will provide information on the energy efficiency, heating costs and carbon emissions of the property. The certificates will include recommendations on ways to improve, to save money and help the environment.
Kelly & Co. EPC are a professional team of highly qualified chartered surveyors who provide a complete service of Residential and Commercial Energy Performance Certificates throughout Northern Ireland to include:
Energy Property Certificates can be assessed directly by the public, through estate agents, architects, surveying practices, contractors, government bodies and solicitors.
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations NI (2008) introduced requirements that an Energy Performance Certificate should be made available to the owner, or to the prospective buyer, or tenant; when a domestic or non domestic property is constructed, sold or rented out.
From the 31st December 2008 all commercial, non domestic buildings will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate on sale, rental or upon construction.
Exemptions to include:
A Commercial Energy Performance Certificate is created using SBEM software (Simulated Building Energy Model). This software is the national calculation method (NCM) sanctioned by the government and already in use to calculate the energy performance of new buildings prior to building control approval. The building is zoned according to activity, HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) systems and construction types. Information required for each zone includes areas and full technical specification of all elements - windows, doors, walls etc.
Other information required includes full specification of Domestic hot water system, HVAC system and controls, lighting system and controls, solar systems, thermal characteristics and building orientation. Therefore if plans of the building are not available, the building must first be surveyed. Due to the detailed nature of the survey and the information and calculations necessary, the process is much more complex than a Domestic EPC and should not be considered similar in any way other than the end result.