How long will I have to wait
for ClariusEco to visit and prepare an EPC?
Every building is different and all clients have different levels
of priority but we will aim to visit and prepare your EPC as quickly
as possible. We pride ourselves on the speed of response and our commitment
to helping clients meet their own business needs.
How much will it cost for an EPC?
This depends on a number of factors including size, buildings usage
and complexity of course. Our prices start at around £200 for
the simplest of assessments.
What is the financial penalty for not producing an EPC?
The penalty is calculated by taking a figure which is 12.5% of rateable
value with a minimum of £500 and a maximum of £5,000.
If this formula cannot be applied then a default figure of £750
What information does the EPC exactly show?
A prospective tenant or a prospective buyer needs to know the energy
efficiency and performance of a building to help them give consideration
to the energy costs prior to leasing or acquiring the building .
An EPC looks like this: Sample
ClariusEco will also provide recommendations on a separate report
to enable improvements to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon
emissions . There are a wide variety of capital allowances , grants
and interest free loans available for improvements to energy efficiency.
Am I obliged to follow the recommendations contained in the
EPC recommendations reports?
No but the objective is to demonstrate where savings could potentially
be made to improve the buildings energy efficiency reducing cost and
carbon emissions to the environment.
Will I have to renew my EPC?
An EPC is valid for a period of 10 years but you need to be aware
that if you make alterations to the structure , heating and ventilation
services as well as layout you may need an updated EPC. ClariusEco
will be able to provide guidance in this respect.
Do you provide a national Service?
ClariusEco strives to provide a service across the whole of England
and Wales . Occasionally we will ask a partner organisation to conduct
the work where time constraints or location inhibit but this will
always be an ABBE accredited organisation.
Where do I find out more information?
Government info: www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/995136.pdf