Assessing the energy performance of your buildings
A significant proportion of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the country’s building stock. Building energy inspection and certification schemes help improve the energy efficiency of public and commercial buildings by highlighting a building’s energy performance.
Our accredited assessors can help your organisation comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). We can also help you act on any energy improvement recommendations to improve the efficiency of your building, reduce your carbon footprint and cut costs.
Meeting compliance obligations
- Display Energy Certificate (DEC)
- Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
- TM44 air conditioning inspections
- Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
- Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
Display Energy Certificate (DEC)
All buildings with a total floor area greater than 250m² that are regularly visited by the public are required to have a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) to raise public awareness of a building’s energy use. A DEC inspection also presents practical recommendations and guidance on how to reduce carbon emissions. We can help by:
- Identifying which buildings require a DEC
- Compiling a schedule showing the validity of all DECs and accompanying advisory reports
- Carrying out required site surveys
- Analysing 12-months of available consumption data for each site
- Lodging all DECs and advisory reports on the central government register and providing digital copies to you
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a legal requirement under the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations for any building constructed, sold or let after 2008 in the UK. It provides an energy rating from A-G based on the energy performance potential of the property (fabrics) and its services (heating, ventilation, lighting).
Since April 2018, it has been unlawful for landlords to let commercial properties with an F or G EPC rating, unless there is a valid exemption. Our team can assist with site surveys, EPC renewals, exemptions and EPC certificates. Each certificate includes an advisory report. An EPC is a good starting point in decarbonising your organisation’s building stock as it provides practical recommendations for improvements.
TM44 air conditioning inspections
Any commercial building with an air conditioning system with an output exceeding 12kW need a TM44 inspection and report every five years. This certificate and report help inform the site owners how energy-efficient their cooling systems are and offers recommendations to boost efficiency.
Because an air conditioning system typically accounts for around 40% of a building’s energy consumption, any increase in efficiency can significantly reduce energy, costs and carbon footprint. Our TM44 experts will conduct a full evaluation of all of your air-conditioning systems and review whether your system is effective and efficient.
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
At Inspired, we’ve been putting a lot of effort into helping businesses to understand SECR and what’s required of them to comply. Almost 12,000 UK organisations are captured by this mandatory reporting scheme and we’re proud to support our clients through to compliance.
Our SECR service can help you:
- Capture and store your data for reporting
- Report on your energy and carbon use
- Highlight energy efficiency measures and drive behavioural changes
- Increase transparency for investors
- Complement other compliance and reporting schemes such as ESOS
Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a compulsory energy compliance scheme for large UK organisations that meet certain criteria. Phase 3 of the scheme is now underway and must be completed by 5th June 2024.
While some organisations treat the deadline as future priority, savvy energy managers will act decisively and use the next reporting phase to their advantage. An accurate and compliant submission can take up to twelve months to complete, but ESOS represents a real opportunity to create long-term energy cost and carbon savings.
Experts ensuring compliance
Director: Compliance Delivery
“Our optimisation team can carry out DEC and EPC audits and energy site surveys for ESOS, issuing certifications and recommendations. This compliance work can be combined with other services to improve efficiency and boost savings.”
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