Every building in the UK, both residential and commercial, now has to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). These certificates are required so that a building’s energy efficiency rating is clearly stated.

The rating system is graded from A to G – A being a very efficient rating and G being a poor and inefficient one – and are required on any building built, sold or rented, or if the building has a roof and walls and uses energy to condition the interior temperature. For buildings that contain separate units, like blocks of flats, an EPC is required for each individual unit.

Some buildings are excluded from requiring an EPC; these are places of worship; temporary buildings; stand-alone buildings with less than 50-square-metres of floor space; industrial and agricultural buildings with low energy requirements; protected buildings where energy efficiency compliancy would unacceptably alter their character or appearance; rented dwellings occupied by the same tenant since before October 1, 2008, and buildings that are suitable for demolition.

The EPC rating system was brought in to ensure that government environmental targets are being met and carbon footprints are being reduced. A lot of buildings were given an estimated EPC rating when it was first brought in due to a shortage of assessors. With many locations currently rated higher than they should be it is important that building managers and owners put measures in place to ensure that their building is given an accurate EPC rating and that attempts are made to bring that rating as close to A as possible.

Installing quality industrial roofing in Manchester is a key aspect in ensuring a commercial property maintains a high EPC rating as they are responsible for providing efficient insulation, even in large properties.

Make sure your property’s roofing is up to date by contacting the team at Valent roofing today for a full, no-obligation consultation.