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new EPC requirements – a quick reminder...

11 January 2013

Don’t forget that new Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) regulations came into force this week.

Most of the changes are highly technical but one practical point is worth highlighting.

From 9 January 2013, there is an obligation to display an EPC in any non-residential building that is frequently visited by members of the public (e.g. shops and restaurants) where the building has a total useful floor area of more than 500 sq metres.

This obligation only arises where an EPC was previously provided under the regulations so there’s no need to commission one just for this purpose.

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