FT Linden Energy Efficiency Edinburgh
FT Linden is committed to identifying, creating and managing property in a sustainable and energy efficient manner. The company seeks to maximise clients' returns whilst reducing environmental costs and has the hands-on expertise and resources to fulfil these commitments. The Provision of EPCs is a core service line in order to meet these objectives.
Following the EU directive in connection with the provision of Energy Performance Certificates FT Linden has adopted a collaborative approach to the provision of EPC`s.
Combined services include:-
- Determining when certificates are required
- Prioritising and scheduling work across property portfolios
- Preparing accurate floor plans on Revit as necessary
- Carrying out Energy Surveys and providing Energy Performance Certificates
- Providing quantified thermal images which can assist in the assessment of the building fabric and in preparing schedules of work to improve the EPC rating
FT Linden specializes in servicing large portfolios / complicated properties as proven by recent instructions.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
- An Energy Performance Certificate is a document which states the energy efficiency of a building, based on standardised usage
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) ratings are shown in bandings from A to G (A is least polluting)
- Shows amount CO2 estimated to be released from building against the emissions that would result from a more efficient build
- From 4th January 2009 EPCs are required:
- When a property is offered for sale (seller responsible)
- When a property is offered for let (landlord responsible)
- For lease assignments (assignor responsible)
- The EPC must be provided at the earliest opportunity thus:
- When written information is provided;
- When the viewing conducted;
- Ultimately it must be provided before entering into any contract to sell/let
- Only new tenancies created on or after 4th January 2009 require an EPC. This does not include lease renewals or extensions.
- Buildings contribute 50% of UK’s total CO2 emissions
- Allow prospective owners and tenants to compare performance with other buildings.
- The EPC suggests ‘cost-effective improvements’; these are not obligatory. However the rationale is that if the landlord elects to do them CO2 emissions will be decreased, it will save energy costs, and the building will become more attractive to prospective buyers/tenants.
- An EPC is valid for 10 years. If major works are undertaken during this period owners may choose to update it but this is not mandatory.
- Owners can be fined up to £5,000 (depending on category of property) for not making an EPC available to prospective purchasers/tenants
- FT Linden provides EPC assessments of non-domestic property in Scotland
- Where measured plans are not available, REVIT plans will be also be provided
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