Background: How Air Tightness Testing Improves EPCs

A strong EPC rating is essential for businesses in today’s commercial market. It can save you money, boost your property value, and ensure regulatory compliance. We understand the challenges businesses face in achieving high EPC ratings – especially when it comes to older buildings with outdated building materials and inefficient systems. The most effective tool that we utilise to help businesses improve their commercial EPC rating is air tightness testing.

Air testing involves using specialised equipment to measure a building’s air permeability, meaning how much air leaks through the building envelope. Standard EPC assessments rely on default values for air permeability and more often that not, these default values are inaccurate. This is a particular problem for older buildings and can negatively impact your building’s EPC score as a result. An air tightness test of the property often achieves a much lower result than the default value provided, consequently enabling a more accurate EPC rating.

The Case Studies: Commercial EPC & Air Tests, Bristol Warehouses

We have carried out many commercial EPCs in which clients did not meet MEES regulations, or were a couple of points off a higher rating. These clients wanted a cost effective way of increasing their EPC ratings with minimal disruption in a timely manner, and our service was able to make that possible.

Case Study 1: Air Testing Meets MEES

Case Study 2: EPC A Rating Achieved With Air Testing

What’s Next?

Our team is here to help you achieve a more accurate and higher EPC rating for your commercial property with air tightness testing. Our extensive experience in commercial EPCs and air testing, all fulfilled in-house by our qualified professionals, gives us the knowledge, flexibility and skills needed to get your business a more accurate EPC rating. Get in touch today for a free quote or to discuss your specific requirements.

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