What is a non-domestic EPCIn Scotland an EPC displays the approximate CO2 emissions and energy usage of the building based on a standardised use of the building. The rate is expressed as the CO2 emissions in kg per m2 of floor area per year, and it determines where the building sits on a seven band scale from A to G.

An EPC for a commercial property now comes in one part combining the main certificate with the distinctive EU energy graph and a recommendations section. The Output report is also available as a non essential document. The Output document can be useful in showing where the energy is being used ie heating, lighting, auxiliary or domestic hot water. An EPC rates the energy efficiency of the building by applying zoning methods to calculate the energy efficiency of the building and estimating how much carbon dioxide escapes into the atmosphere. The EPC does not show what the actual energy use of the building is or has been.

In general terms, the newer the building the better the EPC rating however buildings can be retro-fitted and building services play a large role towards the overall energy efficiency of the building.

Our video on this page explains the Scottish EPC rating system and what is involved in producing a non-domestic Energy Performance Certificate.

Metro Commercial specialise in producing EPCs for non-domestic buildings in Scotland.