Energy Efficiency and Energy Certificate Services

Lime Tree Path have been providing energy efficiency assessments and energy certificates for more than 12 years. Our professional and reliable service is available throughout the UK, and the majority of our work comes from satisfied word-of-mouth and recommendations.

Commercial EPCs

All commercial premises in the UK whether leased, rented, or sold outright, require a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate by law. Lime Tree Path can supply Commercial Energy Performance Certificates for any commercial property in the UK, offering a professional service at competitive rates. This includes:

Commercial EPCs

  • Offices

  • Shops

  • Industrial Units

  • Hotels

  • New Build Commercial Units

  • Rental Property

  • Public Institutions

  • Government Buildings

The certificate records how energy efficient a building is and will provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, A being very efficient, and G the least efficient. EPCs are produced using standard methods and assumptions about energy usage, so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of the same type. 

This allows prospective buyers, tenants, owners, occupiers, and purchasers to see information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions from their building, so that they can consider energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment.

Areas Examined Include:

Areas Examined Include:

  • Building Type, Size and Age

  • Building Construction and Fabrics

  • Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Systems

  • Hot Water and Lighting Systems

  • Existing Energy-Saving Devices

Lime Tree Path offers this service at highly competitive rates with further reductions for multiple buildings.


MEES – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Buildings

A new legal standard for energy efficiency came into place in April 2018 and affects landlords, investors, developers, and lenders. The MEES legislation was first introduced in March 2015. The current standards rate buildings for their energy efficiency from A – G, with F and G being the worst performing rating. The new law that came into place in April 2018 will see a minimum standard of E, so no building can be rented out if it does not have at least an E rating for energy efficiency.

What are the Penalties for Non-Compliance?

The penalty for renting out a property that does not meet MEES regulations for less than 3 months will be 10% of the property’s rateable value, with a minimum penalty of £5,000 and a maximum penalty of £50,000. If the property is rented out for more than 3 months, the penalty is increased to 20% of the rateable value, with minimum and maximum penalties of £10,000 and £150,000 respectively.

TM44 ACEA (Air Conditioning Energy Assessment)

Assessments are required for air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of >12kW or more. Inspections must be undertaken at least every five years.

Call today to discover more about our energy certificates and energy efficiency services.