Non-Domestic – Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Conventions

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As part of the on-going work to standardise energy performance data collection, and to ensure a uniformity of approach that will assist Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEA) ‘Commercial Energy Performance Assessments’ and Accreditation Schemes, please find below the latest version of the Non-Domestic ‘Commercial’ EPC Conventions released by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG (DCLG) were rebranded in January 2018 for England & Wales.

Commercial EPC Conventions Issue 7 (Latest 2018 Version)

As part of the on-going work to standardise energy performance data collection, and to ensure a uniformity of approach that will assist Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEA) ‘Commercial Energy Performance Assessments’ and Accreditation Schemes, please find below the latest version of the Non-Domestic ‘Commercial’ EPC Conventions released by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG (DCLG) were rebranded in January 2018 for England & Wales.

MHCLG have issued a new EPC convention, Issue 7 for England and Wales. The changes are effective from 1 July 2018.

“The conventions are designed to improve the quality and the accuracy of Commercial Energy Certificates. The conventions will, therefore, supersede any previous assessment process and previously published guidance. With this in mind, further conventions are being developed and will be released in stages”.

The Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDPEC) Conventions Group issued a new set of conventions to govern Non-Domestic EPCs in England and Wales. Issue 6.0 applies to all NDEA EPC accredited Energy Assessors and those in training.

All new conventions are highlighted in light blue. The new and amended conventions should be applied from the dates shown in the ‘Implementation Date’ column and should not be applied until this date – Monday 1st May 2017.

These conventions are part of the on-going work to standardise the assessment process to ensure uniformity of approach in a way that will assist Accreditation Schemes and Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEAs) and at the same time provide assurance to consumers that a consistent approach is being taken to carry out energy assessments.

Note that these conventions also apply, under separate direction to Approved Organisations by the Scottish Government, to assessments in Scotland. In this respect, any reference to Accreditation Schemes or relevant regulations may be taken as the equivalent term applicable in Scotland.

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All our EPC lodgments carried out by our assessors have been carried out under the latest relevant conventions.
The latest conventions version 6.0 will, therefore, supersede any previous assessment process and any previously published guidance’s.
With this in mind, further conventions are being developed and will be released in stages and we at LCEA Ltd will always work to the latest Government approved set of Non Domestic (Commercial EPC) Conventions.

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We are Chartered Quantity Surveyors with Building Engineering Services knowledge. Providing Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveying Services, Energy Efficiency Low Carbon CO2 and financial cost saving expertise.

We are accredited commercial energy assessors delivering the requirements set out within the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive’s (EED’s) energy audit obligation for the following:

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  • Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – Project and Commercial Management working on the NEC3 & 4 Engineering & Construction Contracts.
  • Air Conditioning Inspections CIBSE TM44
  • Chartered Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Quantity Surveyors MRICS
  • Commercial Energy Performance Assessments (EPC)
  • Display Energy Certificates for public buildings
  • Dynamic Simulation Modelling Services (DSM) for Commercial Buildings Level 5 (Highest level)
  • Energy Management – CIBSE TM54
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Lead Assessors
  • Part L Building Regulation SBEM and DSM compliance checks
  • Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS
  • We are Regulated by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Regulation Authority

We are Regulated by the RICS and our Surveyors / Assessors are Security cleared under the (Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Our Commercial Energy Assessors

We our experienced and accredited Commercial Energy Assessors with extensive Building Construction, Building Services, Energy Auditing and Cost Consultancy Services. With our background as Chartered Quantity Surveying practice, we have significant knowledge in Pre-Contract / Design stage, Post-Contract (Construction phase), Building Compliancy Handover, Whole Life Cycle Costing and Dynamic Simulation Modelling Services (DSM) Level 5 for Commercial buildings in accordance with the latest version of the Non-Domestic ‘Commercial’ EPC Conventions released by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG for England & Wales.

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Commercial EPC EW Conventions Issue 6 – approved by DCLG

The Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDPEC) Conventions Group issued a new set of conventions to govern Non-Domestic EPCs in England and Wales. Issue 6.0 applies to all NDEA EPC accredited Energy Assessors and those in training.

All new conventions are highlighted in light blue. The new and amended conventions should be applied from the dates shown in the ‘Implementation Date’ column and should not be applied until this date – Monday 1st May 2017.

These conventions are part of the on-going work to standardise the assessment process to ensure uniformity of approach in a way that will assist Accreditation Schemes and Non-Domestic Energy Assessors (NDEAs) and at the same time provide assurance to consumers that a consistent approach is being taken to carry out energy assessments.

Note that these conventions also apply, under separate direction to Approved Organisations by the Scottish Government, to assessments in Scotland. In this respect, any reference to Accreditation Schemes or relevant regulations may be taken as the equivalent term applicable in Scotland.

Changes and additions included in Issue 6.0 affect the following key areas:

 

Appointment of On-Site Renewable (OSR) Electricity Generation

Air Permeability

Correct use of Address Line 1 for Building Details

Acceptable Evidence for High Frequency T8 Lamps

Frame Factors

Sales vs Eating/Drinking area activities

Block Glazing Exteriors

Same Space adjacency

Zoning for Day Lit Spaces

Modelling a zone within a zone

LTHW Boiler Efficiencies

Estimating the Local Mechanical Exhaust Specific Fan Power (SFP) in existing buildings

Zones without Fixed Conditioning Equipment in Exisiting Buildings

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