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Which buildings must have an EPC on display?
From 9 January 2013, the requirement to display an EPC applies to two categories of larger non-domestic buildings which are frequently visited by the public. • Buildings occupied by public authoritie...
What is the difference between these building types and requirement to display an EPC?
A public building is a building where: • the conditioned (heated/cooled) area of the building is over 500 m2; • the building is occupied by public authorities or provides public services to a large ...
The Owner of a public building which meets these criteria must obtain an EPC and have it on display in a prominent place by 9 January 2013.
Other large buildings which are frequently visited by members of the public is characterised by the following: • has a floor area of more than 500 square metres; • is frequently visited by the Publi...
The owner of a building which meets these criteria must display an EPC only if they have a valid EPC.
They may, for example, have one from the construction sale or rental of the building. The key difference between the two categories is that public buildings must obtain and display an EPC – other lar...
Where do I need to place the EPC?
The EPC has to be affixed to the building in a prominent place, which could be an area of wall which is clearly visible to the public in the main entrance lobby or reception.
Do I need a Display Energy Certificate (DEC)?
No. In Scotland all EPCs are produced using an ‘asset rating’, using SBEM or DSM software. A ‘DEC’, produced using an ‘operational rating’ is not valid for the purposes of meeting Scottish EPBD legisl...
Who has responsibility for producing and displaying the EPC, where a building is rented out?
It is the responsibility of the building owner, but building occupiers have a duty to ensure the EPC remains visible.
What action can be taken if the EPC is not displayed?
If the enforcement authority (Local Authority) believes that there has been a breach of the legislation they may impose a penalty charge notice to the building owner or occupier.
When does an EPC which is displayed have to be renewed?
An individual EPC will only be valid for a period of ten years. If major works were to be undertaken during this period, building owners may choose to provide a new certificate. However, this is not m...
Do the recommended measures have to be carried out?
The European Union expects Public authorities to lead by example. By implementing the recommendations included in the EPC, buildings may reduce the amount of CO2 produced and also reduce the running c...
EPC Lodgement
The database currently used to retain EPC data for existing dwellings and which is accessed by Local Authorities for enforcement purposes has been extended. The database will be used to lodge all EPCs...
Display of EPCs
Legislation continues to require the display of EPCs in ‘public’ buildings. Guidance on the terminology used and intent remain unchanged but the qualifying building size is reduced. From 9 January 201...
My building consists of both flats and non-domestic buildings, what type of EPC do I need?
An EPC will be required for each dwelling and a further non-domestic EPC for the non-dwelling part or parts of the building. An EPC is only required for those dwellings or parts of the building which ...
Are farm buildings covered by legislation? Do they require a non-domestic EPC?
Most buildings which are sold or rented out will require an EPC. The intention is that an EPC is not required for: (a) buildings which do not use fuel or power for controlling the temperature of the...
 

 

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