In the UK before any commercial property is rented out or sold, the owners of these properties have to provide the potential buyers or tenants with an energy efficiency report on the building. The same requirement is also stipulated on the any other domestic property. This is the energy performance certificates that are often given out to the buyers and tenants to gauge the energy efficiency of the building before making a purchase.
There are several ways by which to make your home more energy efficient all of which are compressed in the Energy Performance Certificate. This is usually a certified document that sheds a light on the condition of the premises at the time of a sale. It is required by law to be availed by the current owner and transferred to the one to whom the immovable asset is being transferred to.
Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) Regulations 2011 Amendments – “A glimmer of hope or another false dawn”
As a Commercial Energy Assessor, the 2011 Amendments to the existing EPB Regulations makes an extremely pleasant read. After fighting for scraps of work this past 2 years and seeing fees fall at an alarming rate, I think the implementation of these amendments in July of this year will be a watershed for a lot of Assessors.
Maybe, like myself, others have hung in there, hoping that non-compliance was the major reason, we are not as busy or earning the levels of income we were led to believe we would do by our Training Companies?