Today, our seamless and comfortable living is heavily dependent upon the usage of energy. It is needless to say that without the various forms of energy available to us today, it would be impossible for us to live the same happy and blissful life. Acknowledging the same, it is important that we also take into account how actively and efficiently we are using this energy for our smooth living or for professional needs. If we are turning a blind eye towards energy performance of our buildings then we surely are inviting trouble. It is recommended that all real estate owners get an energy performance certificate done for their property. Your EPC certificate has a grade written on it ranging from ‘A’ to ‘G’ (most efficient to least efficient). It is mandatory that your property meets the MEES standards (minimum energy efficiency standards). In case your property fails to meet the same then you surely are inviting some trouble.
Getting an EPC analysis done for your property will give you an energy efficiency grade. Currently the minimum energy efficiency standards dictate that your building gets a grade of E or better. Thus, in case your building fails to score a grade that is better than or equal to grade E then it is clear that energy efficiency standards are extremely poor, no matter what you believe. Thus, this should serve as a wake-up call to all real estate property owners that something needs to be done to address these energy concerns so that your property doesn’t land into legal issues. You never know when, your bank too can ask you to produce an EPC certificate and poor performance on this could lead to financial and regulatory trouble. Lots of real estate property owners are now realizing the importance of this and getting EPC analysis done to ensure that they fall on the safe side. Any lapses discovered on this front should be quickly addressed. After all, it is your property and taking measures to ensure energy wastage is minimized will be helpful for you in the long run.
In case your commercial property scores a grade of F or grade G then it is high time that you pay necessary attention to this matter and take corrective measures. Failing to which, this can adversely impact the rentable nature of your property as you may find it difficult to get a willing tenant. No matter what, it is to be ensured that your property meets the MEES level at least.