Energy efficiency standards in commercial properties

Listed buildings and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Listed buildings may not require an EPC if the necessary work to achieve an E+ rating would unacceptably alter the building’s character and appearance.

However, in order to know what energy efficiency improvement work would be necessary will likely necessitate getting an EPC.

To understand the requirements and the historical significance of the property, landlords of Listed Buildings and/or properties in Article 4 conservation areas (currently Jericho and Osney) are advised to submit a Listed Building Pre-Planning application, listing all works intended to be carried out.

Advice from the pre-application will help landlords gauge whether recommended works are likely to be possible before putting in a full planning application.

Apply for listed building pre-application advice