Energy Performance Certificates or EPCs have been required by law in the UK for new property transactions (sales or leases) since 2009. In more recent years the use of these certificates has widened to include the application process for public funds through schemes such as the Feed-In Tariff scheme (FITs) or the Green Deal. DHKK Ltd has the expertise and qualifications that authorise us to conduct all forms of domestic and non-domestic energy assessment inspections. We will be happy to advise on the type of service required and to provide a quotation for energy assessment inspection or the provision of an EPC.
Section 63 Action Plans have become a legal requirement for most large commercial buildings in Scotland where marketing for sale or lease is to take place. The legislation became active in September 2016 and requires specialist building assessment by qualified and accredited assessors. The assessment process involves building inspection, with subsequent discussion of appropriate improvement measures prior to Action Plan acceptance and publication. Our assessors are qualified and authorised to prepare Section 63 Action Plans. We will be happy to discuss the service required and to provide a quotation for building inspection and preparation of an Action Plan.
Display Energy Certificates or DECs were introduced at the same time as Section 63 Action Plans and offer an alternative to immediate adoption of Action Plan recommendations. DECs provide an operational rating of actual energy use on a yearly basis and are supported by a Recommendations Report detailing suggested improvement measures. Our assessors are qualified and authorised to prepare DECs. We will be happy to advise on the type of service required and to provide a quotation for DEC provision.
DHKK Ltd has significant expertise in the detailed assessment of existing buildings for the purpose of identifying cost-effective improvement measures. We have the added ability to calculate U-Values for building fabric elements, thus permitting more accurate energy modelling. Our understanding of construction project management also assists us in programming intelligent refurbishment schemes, thus reducing cost in both materials and time
Over the course of the last decade awareness and interest in renewable energy technologies has grown beyond belief. As with many emerging markets there have been many examples of ill-advised property owners installing inappropriate systems that poorly suit their patterns of building occupancy and energy use. This is of real significance where installation costs can be considerable, with a direct effect on return on investment. DHKK’s assessors have significant experience in this sector and are well placed to ensure that appropriate systems are specified that match occupancy requirements and are optimised to maximise return on investment.