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Whether it is achieving net zero, EPC profiling, or general compliance, we are here to support you.

Residential EPCs

Who needs a Residential EPC?

All properties require an Energy Performance Certificate or EPC when being sold or let. An EPC gives homeowners, tenants and prospective buyers an assessment of a property performance rating, in terms of its energy efficiency and environmental impact, to help reduce CO2 output.

An EPC assesses a building by giving it a standard energy and carbon emission efficiency grade from 'A' to 'G', where 'A' is the best and with the average to date being D/E.

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All our EPC Energy Assessors are fully accredited with a range of experience in carrying out EPC assessments on any type of dwelling, from one bed flats to country mansions, the length and breadth of the UK.

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Energy Performance Certificates ('EPCs') were introduced pursuant to the Directive 2002/91/EC on the Energy Performance of Buildings adopted by the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 (the EPC Regulations).

The assessment

As part of this assessment we are required to verify information about the property including:


  • the build date;
  • construction materials;
  • internal and external dimensions of building;
  • the internal configuration;
  • full details of the heating and any air conditioning systems, and we will also capture details of glazing and lighting. Photographs and other documentary evidence must be produced to verify the data.

Penalties for non-compliance

"The penalty for failing to make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant when selling or letting non-dwellings is fixed, in most cases, at 12.5 per cent of the rateable value of the building, with a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied. A formula is used as the costs of producing an EPC for non-dwellings are expected to vary according to the size, complexity and use of the building. The range of penalties under this formula are set with a minimum of £500 and capped at a maximum of £5,000."

When are EPCs required?

The current regulations at a glance:

  • A valid EPC will be required on the sale or letting of any commercial or residential property
  • The front page of the report is required to form part of /or be attached to the marketing particulars
  • Marketing can commence if instructions have been issued to the EPC provider but the EPC must be in place within 7 days of the commencement of marketing of the property


Asbestos risk management

  • Policy, procedure and management plans
  • Managing ACMs in a safe condition
  • Training needs analysis
  • Review of risk status, surveys and re-inspection registers, exposure records and abatement documents
  • Specifying, tendering and managing remedial works
  • Developing approved supplier lists for asbestos testing, inspection and remedial works
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Surveying the property, listing default values and their impact so further details can be sourced before any new measures implemented, unlike standard RR we will show potential rating once recommendations are implemented.

EPC Risk Profiling

Understand risk in your portfolio

Following the Energy Act 2011 and its provisions affecting owners and occupiers within property there is a real need for EPC risk profiling. Probably the most significant are the minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES).

As of April 2018, the proposed legislative changes make it unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC rating of “F” or “G” (i.e. the lowest 2 grades of energy efficiency) for new leases or lease renewals. From 2023 this legislation will impact on all existing commercial leases, already in place on domestic leases since April 2020.

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An EPC risk profiling desktop exercise to review all current EPCs across a property portfolio and cross-reference with any current investment and letting timescales.


  • Assist to establish properties at risk of the Energy Act 2011 provision that will likely prevent the letting of properties with an EPC rating of a F or G.
  • EPC risk profiling helps plan disposal and investment strategies
  • Enables a funding focus on refurbishing buildings most at risk
  • Support lease renewal discussions with occupiers

TM44 Air Conditioning Surveys

What is an air-conditioning inspection?

The TM44 survey inspection's sole focus is to seek improvements in energy efficiency. This will result in lower energy bills for the occupier and reduced CO2 emissions. The system is thoroughly inspected by an accredited engineer.

Recommendations are then made to improve the operation of the system. We often find that we can recommend no cost or low cost solutions to quickly reduce running costs by at least 10% as a direct result of our inspection.


The regulation is policed by local Trading Standard officers and financial penalties will be issued to landlords and tenants who fail to have their TM44 air conditioning surveys undertaken.

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Solicitors are starting to request sight of the document before they complete property transactions. Since this is environmental legislation companies and organisations could suffer reputational problems for failing to comply.



Floor plans are an invaluable marketing tool for estate agents keen to win more instructions and sell more property, for sellers to show off the layout and orientation of their home to best advantage and for buyers as an aide memoire after viewings. Floor plans are no longer thought of as a luxury - they are an integral component for brochures, websites, window displays and all digital platforms.

  • Standard Floor Plan
  • Premium Floor Plan
  • Sketch & Scan
  • Architects Plan Conversion
  • Standard Site Plan
  • 3D Floor Plan

ESOS Energy Audits

ESOS Energy Audit information

An ESOS Energy Audit is the bespoke method to compliance. The actual audit methodology can vary depending on the organisation and the agreed scope and goals of the assessment.

The ESOS Energy Audit is one of the four routes to compliance identified by the Government:

  • ESOS Energy Audits;
  • ISO 50001 certification;
  • Display Energy Certificates (DECs); and
  • Green Deal Assessments.

It is important to note that the ESOS Energy Audit can use elements of the other routes to compliance. For example, part of your ESOS Energy Audit could contain Display Energy Certificate Operational Ratings for your buildings.

An ESOS Energy Audit must be undertaken or overseen and signed off by a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor.

ESOS Energy Audit methodology can vary depending on the type of business to be audited and agreed objectives with the Lead Assessor.

Government guidance recommends several methodologies (see below) that can be implemented to achieve the required compliance levels.

Upon notification of compliance to the Environment Agency, the participant must be in possession of a ESOS Audit Summary Report and ESOS Audit Evidence Pack, signed off by the appointed Lead Assessor and a board level Director.

Section 63


Under the Section 63 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, the Scottish government has introduced the ‘The Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2016’. This came into effect on 1st September 2016.

These regulations are triggered by the sale or lease to a new tenant of a non-domestic building or ‘building unit’ that has a floor area of over 1000 square meters.

‘Building unit’ means a part of a non-domestic building which is designed or altered to be used separately, for example an office suite within a multi-occupancy office building.

The requirements to have an EPC for sale or letting will not change. But, in addition, the Building Owner will be required to take steps to improve their building, where appropriate. The statutory improvements are contained within an Action Plan, which sets out details of the improvements to be made to the building and the timescales involved.

How we can help

Carbon Profile Ltd offer a full consulting EPC and DEC team fully trained in supporting owners and managing agents both by undertaking surveys as well as providing additional reporting and commercial alternatives to meeting legislative requirements relating to Section 63 and the climate change (Scotland) act 2009.

If you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team.

PAS2035/PAS2038 - Retrofit surveys

What is PAS 2035 & 2038?

  • PAS 2035: The New Publicly Available Specification that lays out all retrofit energy efficient enhancements to the UK’s existing housing stock.
  • PAS 2038: Retrofitting non-domestic buildings for improved energy efficiency.

What is the process and who is involved?

PAS is based on the principal of a ‘whole-house approach’.

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  • Retrofit Coordinator: Responsible for end-to-end oversight
  • Retrofit Advisor: Liaises with homeowners to discuss the retrofit options
  • Retrofit Assessor: Carries out the Whole-Dwelling Assessment
  • Designers: Develops the package of EEMs
  • Installers: Carries out the installation and commissioning of EEMs
  • Retrofit Evaluator: Assesses the performance of the property and reports back any concerns to the project team.