J&E Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has appointed Carla Belli, an EPC assessment specialist, in Aberdeen as a key part of its expansion of a dedicated commercial property Energy Performance Certificate service throughout Scotland.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document which states the energy efficiency of a building showing carbon dioxide ratings in bandings from A to G, with A being the least polluting and G being the most. The performance of the building is then benchmarked against current building standards and cost effective improvements recommended.
John Mackie, building surveyor at J&E Shepherd in Aberdeen, said, “Carla’s appointment brings significant additional capacity to our building surveying department in the north-east of Scotland. The provision of commercial property EPCs is something which we’re devoting considerable resources towards – and we believe that, with Carla’s appointment, we’re delivering a quality and breadth of EPC service unrivalled in Scotland.”
A chartered building surveyor, with Level 4 EPC accreditation, Belli has a wealth of experience working within the Aberdeen area.
“EPCs encourage building owners to reduce carbon emissions by classifying how energy-efficient a building is and by recommending how such emissions might best be reduced,” she said.
“Although EPCs are now a legal requirement, as a firm, we seek to go beyond the provision of a minimum level of service to meet clients’ legal obligations. Instead, we seek to provide our clients with a value added service through the provision of a comprehensive energy audit too.”
With official figures estimating that buildings are responsible for around 50 per cent of the energy consumption in the UK, recent years have seen the government introduce a series of initiatives designed to encourage more energy efficient buildings, including the legal requirement for EPCs.
For further information please contact Carla Belli tel 01224 202800