|"Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents. It is in our hands whether our children and their children inherit the same world."
Sir Richard Branson
Envitae are experts at providing solutions for energy compliance, offering advice and assistance to the commercial and residential property markets throughout the UK. We can help you comply with government legislation and improve your building energy efficiency, supplying you with any necessary inspections and certification. We all have a responsibility to safeguard the environment for our children, Envitae is working to assist in attaining important environmental benchmarks in the UK.
A short summary and explanation of our core services is detailed below. You will also find more detailed information about each of our services on subsequent pages of this website, just click on the 'more information' links to read on. We will be happy to advise you on any of the legislative issues detailed here and if necessary, carry out inspection and certification work on your behalf. Our focus is on providing a high level of service and advice, carrying out inspection and certification swiftly and conveniently.
Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs, also known as Commercial EPCs).
An energy performance certificate records the building energy efficiency. This enables prospective buyers or tenants to use the EPC to consider energy efficiency. It is now a legal requirement for an EPC to be obtained before a property can be marketed for sale or rent.
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for residential landlords.
As part of landlord law, an energy performance certificate must be made available for any rented home, free of charge, to a prospective tenant, commissioned before a commercial or residential building is marketed for rent.
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for social housing.
For social housing and council housing, energy performance certificates can be issued for homes with similar characteristics in large numbers, using a "sampling and cloning" technique. This lowers the cost of each individual EPC because the data has been repeated where properties are similar or identical.
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Display Energy Certificates (DEC Certificates).
A DEC Certificate informs visitors to public buildings about the energy use of that building. DECs provide an energy rating for the building, based on the actual amount of metered energy used.
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Air Conditioning Inspection.
Air conditioning systems over 250kW must have an independent inspection to comply with existing laws, systems between 12kW and 250kW will require inspection by 4th January 2011. This could be part of the tenant's duty of care and is additional to and independent of work normally carried out by air conditioning contractors. Lodgement of Air conditioning Inspection reports (TM44) with the government database will be mandatory in England and Wales from 6th April 2012.
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Air Conditioning Audit and R22 refrigerant replacement.From 1st January 2010, R22 gas regulations mean it will be illegal to use HCFCs such as R22 refrigerant when servicing and maintaining air conditioning equipment. Temporary use of recycled/recovered R22 refrigerant gas is possible until the end of 2014.
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F Gas legislation conformity.
The new F Gas regulations became law on 4th July 2006 with the majority of measures taking effect from 4th July 2007. These regulations relate to the containment and reduction of emissions of harmful greenhouse gases. We can help and advise on legislation and conformity.
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Carbon Reduction Commitment.
The UK’s new carbon emissions trading scheme that will start operating in April 2010. Many businesses previously unaffected by emissions trading are likely to be subject to the Carbon Reduction Commitment.
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Grants and Allowances.
Envitae can investigate and advise on possible grants, interest free loans and enhanced capitol allowances, that can help enhance your building's energy efficiency and improve your carbon reduction goals.
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