Who doesn’t want to cut the costs associated with running their commercial building? By opting to improve energy efficiency it’s possible to reduce energy bills, sometimes quite significantly, so that the measures pay for themselves – often over a relatively short payback period.

An EPC improvement report is often employed when preparing a property for sale or rental, where energy efficiency might be a concern for potential buyers or tenants (and of course an EPC is a legal requirement in such a situation). 

It’s also a useful tool in ensuring compliance, if a property isn’t coming up to the required standard for ticking certain regulatory boxes – such as the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards that come into effect in April 2018. It’s definitely worth landlords getting ahead of the curve on this one, and finding out well in advance if improvement works might be required for their properties, since closer to the implementation date contractors will be busier, and so costs are likely to rise.

However, legislation aside, there are also more immediate money-saving benefits to an EPC improvement report. It highlights areas in which landlords and building occupants can improve energy efficiency, and therefore where energy costs may be cut, sometimes significantly.

A comprehensive EPC improvement report should evaluate the following, with recommendations detailed for each area:

  • Heating
  • Comfort cooling
  • Ventilation
  • Domestic hot water
  • Controls
  • Lighting
  • Building fabric
  • Major refurbishment options

The best EPC improvement reports will then offer a selection of recommendation summaries, including upgrade proposals to suit various budgets, which show the results which may be achieved at a certain level of investment. They will not only illustrate how to improve energy efficiency and raise the building’s EPC rating, but also give a guide as to budget requirements.

To find out more about our EPC improvement report service, please call us on 01206 266755 or email mail@ajenergy.com.