The requirements for energy performance building compliance is increasing and commercial property owners and occupiers across the UK are looking for a reliable commercial energy services company to support and deliver a number of energy performance building compliance services including commercial Energy Performance Certificates.
B38 Group are able to adhere to the requirements of our clients and support with legislation changes. From commercial Energy Performance Certification (EPCs) through to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) advice, we deliver a service our clients can rely on.
Our services include:
B38 Groups energy specialists will provide your company with the essential guidance and support required so you can commit your time on your business goals. Our specialist team will keep you informed of changes in legislation to give you the peace of mind that your business is adhering to relevant energy compliance requirements.
In addition to mandatory compliance requirements set out, B38 Group offer a range of commercial energy services that will help increase your companies energy efficiency, reduce Carbon emissions and save money on energy related spending.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are required on all buildings when sold, let or built and last for 10 years from completion. Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are required on all public buildings above 250m² and are required to be renewed annually if over 1,000m².
B38 Group are able to ensure your compliance and certification requirements for all types of commercial properties.
SBEM is a software tool used to provide analysis of a buildings energy consumption. SBEM analyses building’s energy efficiency and calculates monthly energy use and CO2 emissions. SBEM calculations are required to satisfy compliance with Building Regulations Part L and should be produced for all new build, converted and extended commercial premises.
B38 Group can provide you with SBEM calculations, consultancy and alterations. Additionally provide you with advice on SBEM calculations to comply with building regulations.
The minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) was introduced in March 2015 by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.
From 1st April 2018, landlords may not grant a tenancy to new or existing tenants if their property has an EPC rating of band F or G. From 1st April 2023, landlords must not continue letting a non-domestic property which is already let if that property has an EPC rating of band F or G. Landlords will therefore be required to make the relevant alterations to achieve a minimum E rating or apply for an exemption.
B38 Group offer commercial energy services to ensure clients are prepared for this change.
Since 1st September 2016, owners of commercial buildings in Scotland have been required to produce an energy performance Action Plan when selling or letting property. The regulations apply to the owners of larger buildings – those over 1,000 m² and their application is triggered by the sale of a building or by rental to a new tenant. The building owner (prior to sale or letting) will be required to produce an Action Plan which identifies emissions and energy improvement targets and what building improvement work will be required.
ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The assessments are audits of the energy used by buildings, industrial processes, and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures. The deadline for Phase 2 of ESOS is 5th December 2019 and qualifying organisations are now able to begin the compliance process. If your organisation qualifies, you must notify the Environment Agency of compliance with ESOS obligations by the deadline.
B38 Group can support with the compliance process.
Also referred to as air pressure or air leakage testing, air tightness testing is the method for measuring how uncontrolled air is lost through leaks in building fabric. Our qualified engineers carry out the testing under the strict methods prescribed by ATTMA (Air Tightness Testing Measurement Association) technical guidelines.
B38 Group provide this service to owners of new and existing buildings, either to provide certification for building regulations or to assist with the accurate modelling of energy efficiency improvements.
For more information on Energy Performance Building Compliance please call us on 0800 0806 247 or use the contact form below.