Non-domestic EPCs (Non-domestic EPC Register)
ODUG developing business case
Data request description:
Energy Performance Certificates rate the hypothetical energy performance of non-domestic buildings on a scale of A-G. They are a result of European Union Directive 2002/91/EC relating to the energy performance of buildings, as transposed into British law by the Housing Act 2004 and The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.
There are perceived confidentiality issues surrounding EPCs, but we believe that these issues should be treated separately for residential and non-domestic EPCs. EPCs are required at marketing of a property, so actually it can be argued that all EPCs are a part of the public domain. EPCs can be downloaded one at a time from the https://www.ndepcregister.com/ but this is overly onerous. Landmark have stated that they would like to open up this data base, but due to contractual obligations with the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG), are unable currently to allow the EPCs to be downloaded in bulk freely.
Honest Buildings would like to hold at minimum high level EPC information on our website www.honestbuildings.com which would need to include at minimum area measurements for the space, A-G EPC rating and the address. Ideally we would like copies of the EPCs, the recommendation reports and all the other specific information. This information would allow our owners, occupiers and service providers to navigate through EPC information more efficiently than anywhere else online so that improvements in EPCs could be made through building works that can also be more efficiently arranged through Honest Buildings.
By utilising the www.honestbuildings.com platform there can be public and private sector engagement around the Green Deal as well as the stipulations of the Energy Act of 2011 which will make it illegal to let properties that do not meet EPC minimum energy performance standards by 2018. We need this data as well as other property related data sets to populate building networks to streamline transactions through those networks. The more data we can get, the more companies we can engage and the more we can drive our business providing solutions to those companies.