Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (Existing & New Build)

Provider of Level 3 & 4 Building Energy Assessment

  • Energy assessments of new and existing non-dwellings 
  • Conduct building regulations compliance checks of as-design and as-built non-domestic new-building

BRUKL – Supporting Designers, Developers, Planners and the Non-domestic Property Market

The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation, is the backbone to any energy efficiency statement for a commercial property and non-domestic dwelling. It is generated from data and information collected at the design stage, or from site assessment of an existing building. 

The Building Regulations UK Part L (BRUKL) report is specific to any new commercial and non-domestic dwellings, or refurbishment projects over 50m². First carried out during the design phase of a build project, the BRUKL report details how the design meets the building regulation requirements.

Once the build is complete, it will need to be reassessed to evaluate whether the design still complies, and consider changes that may have been made during the construction process. It will then be signed off with a BRUKL certificate.

EPC – Supporting Facility Teams, Property Owners and the Non-domestic Property Market

From preparation of sale to renting and sub-letting of a non-domestic property, an EPC is required within 28 days of marketing the property. The assessment leading to the certificate will provide the property with an energy rating between ‘G’ (being the lowest) and ‘A’ (being the highest) to allow a publicly available benchmark to compare the predicted heating and lighting running cost against similar properties.

This document forms an important part in combination with the Minimum Energy Efficiency (MEES) legislation. MEES states private rented residential and non-domestic property currently require a rating above an EPC of ‘G’ or ‘F’, unless the landlord has completed all of the relevant documentation to lodge a MEES exemption. As such, we are able to perform the assessment as well as guide clients to meeting MEES as they are upgraded over the near future.

As well as the Property Rating on the EPC, the Recommendations Report can provide a useful basis for identifying improvement measures. The assessment considers property size in floor area and volumetric capacity, as well as the building fabric and some building systems (mainly heating) to provide recommendations on:

  • Insulation
  • Forms of lighting
  • Heating system and controls
  • Ventilation
  • Renewables 

Through the next decade, the government will be driving an increase in the required efficiency rating of properties. Landlords, tenants and homeowners will be required to understand these recommendations. As such, we provide not only a service to deliver the EPC but as retrofit specialists and sustainability consultants we can support customers in this regard.

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