European Directive on the energy performance in
buildings (2002/91/EC) requires an Energy
Performance Certificate to be provided whenever
any commercial property is built, sold or let.
legislation requires Energy Performance
Certificates for non-domestic commercial
buildings on construction, sale or rent,
starting with the largest buildings from 6 April
2008. Implementation will start with buildings
with a gross floor area over 10,000 m2 This will
be extended to buildings over 2,500 m2 on 1st
July 2008, and nearly all non-domestic
commercial buildings from 1st October 2008.
volumes and variety of properties requiring
assessment is enormous, these will include
retail units, shops, factories, offices,
warehouses, restaurants, pubs, hotels, garages,
and many other type commercial buildings.
Energy Performance Certificates and
Recommendation Reports can only be produced by a
qualified and accredited commercial energy
assessor. The accreditation and competence of
the assessor must be suitable for the complexity
of the building.