An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is intended to inform buyers or tenants about the energy performance of the building, so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment decisions to buy or occupy the building. Prospective purchasers and tenants are likely to pay more for a building which is energy efficient.
It is only a matter of time before business rates are linked to energy efficiency, so you need to ACT NOW.
Fines for non-compliance amount to 12½% of the rateable value subject to a minimum of £500 and a maximum of £5,000.
Companies are being selective as to whom they do business with; only partners who have carbon footprints of a certain value are being considered.
TAX RELIEF AND GRANTS
Energy-efficient interest free loans from the Carbon Trust provide capital to fund energy saving projects. Carbon Trust provides independent advice on energy improvement for buildings and can advise on whether you are eligible for a grant.
Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA)
An energy technology list is available and will help you select equipment that is energy efficient. Equipment from this list qualifies for enhanced capital allowance, giving you 100% tax relief in the year of purchase.
A Commercial Energy Survey by our qualified staff will give you the information to take advantage of these Tax breaks whilst they are available.
Power factor correction equipment can significantly reduce energy bills for commercial electricity users.
A free appraisal of your company's electrical consumption will show you the potential savings.
"Using 3-phase machinery for our production, we have found power correction a must. Having installed the equipment, our electrical efficiency improved from approximately 80% to 99% and we showed significant savings in our electricity costs."
Stuart Ferster, Production Director, Coral Products (mouldings) Ltd
"As a company, we have always been energy conscious. Using C & C Energy to further reduce our consumption will help the environment and make a contribution to our profitability."
Maurice Miller, Chairman, Galaxy Optical Services Ltd