As one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland, we provide a fast and cost-effective EPC service for commercial properties.
An EPC gives information on how energy efficient a building is and sets out how this can be improved. It is a legal requirement to provide an EPC when a commercial property over a certain size is sold or leased. An Action Plan (specifying improvement measures) must also accompany the EPC for all properties for sale/lease over 1,000m². The Action Plan and the EPC must form part of the marketing material available to prospective purchasers or tenants and must be lodged on the Scottish Register.
We have specially trained and accredited surveyors in each of our offices who can prepare EPCs and associated action plans.
Everything we do is designed to add value to your business. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our Commercial EPC service includes:
An Energy Performance Certificate must be carried out by an approved organisation. Graham + Sibbald has all necessary accreditations. Our team of qualified Energy Assessors all have 10 years of experience inspecting and undertaking EPCs. We can also provide DECs (Display Energy Certificates) for you to use in your property.
An EPC is a Certificate which states the energy efficiency of a building. Any public building greater than 500m² occupied by Public Authorities or Institutions providing public services that can be visited by the public requires an EPC. In the certificate, CO2 emissions are showing in bands from A-G with A being the least polluting. The performance of the measured building is benchmarked against current Building Standards. The certificate also recommends cost effective improvements to reduce the carbon omissions generated, save energy and make buildings more attractive to prospective buyers or tenants.
The EPC Action Plan must be prepared by Section 63 Advisors. Graham + Sibbald has this accreditation. Our team of experienced Energy Assessors have been producing EPC Action Plans for clients ever since the legislation came into force in 2016.
The Action Plan we produce for you will specify improvement measures that must be undertaken to meet mandatory energy performance improvement targets. By law, these measures must be put in place within 3½ years of the EPC and Action Plan being lodged.
We can advise you on all aspect of EPC legislation, including which buildings need EPC and Action Plans and those that are exempt. We are aware that both the European Union and the Scottish Parliament are continually updating measures and requirements to be introduced as part of the EPC Legislation. We monitor all developments and can keep you updated of any changes in the Regulations.
We are a trusted name in the Scottish Property market, act for all major Building Societies, Banks and Lending/Financial Institutions and are listed on all the major lenders’ panels. Our EPCs, Action Plans, valuations, surveys and other reports are recognised and accepted by all key mortgage providers.
Our team of accredited Energy Assessors includes some of the most experienced in the business. All highly trained, the experts who produce our EPCs are all registered with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This expertise and experience means we can provide strategic consultancy advice on all aspects of commercial and residential property.
Based in 14 regional offices, our teams provide a friendly service and local expertise. Our wide geographical reach allows us to respond quickly to our clients’ requests and gives us national coverage – something many of our competitors cannot match.