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THE ‘HOT’ TOPIC- ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ITS GROWING IMPORTANCE IN THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SECTOR

The sharp rise in energy costs has undoubtedly been one the major talking points of 2022 so far. The hike in prices has not only been felt by home-owners, but also by commercial property proprietors and tenants alike. With no sign of energy prices falling, the energy efficiency of commercial buildings is becoming an increasingly important consideration when buying, selling or leasing.

WHAT IS AN ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC) AND WHEN IS IT REQUIRED?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) measures the energy efficiency of a building. These certificates are produced by recognised Energy Assessors and are valid for a period of 10 years. EPCs must be produced when a property is intended to be made available for sale or let, subject to a limited number of exceptions outlined in Regulation 4 of the Energy Performance of Building (Scotland) Regulations 2008: Read more…