How to improve a Non Domestic EPC rating from F to D through lighting

Our recent webinar focused on how to improve a Non Domestic EPC rating from F to D through lighting.

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How does lighting affect an EPC rating?

Lighting makes the most significant contribution to CO2 emissions, therefore, affecting your Non Domestic EPC rating the most. It is particularly true for buildings such as offices and shops that have very little daylight and as a result, are predominantly electrically lit.

The EPC assessment considers two types of lighting: general lighting and display lighting. For the EPC calculation, general lighting is included in every zone in the building. Display lighting is only included for certain building types and is intended either to provide a feature or to highlight displays of merchandise or exhibits.

In order to assess potential savings for an existing building, a lighting survey should be performed in order to identify the existing lamp and luminaire types and lighting controls. Where a lighting system has been identified as inefficient, lighting system upgrades typically have short payback periods and are generally a very cost effective way of improving a Non Domestic EPC rating.

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What to expect in the webinar?

The successful webinar was carried out by Andrew Maw, our Business Development Manager, who is a Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience in a variety of real estate market sectors.

The webinar recording provides an overview of the retrofit strategies and recommendations that our arbn consult platform can provide in minutes. It looks at many elements, such as different types of replacement lighting and the cost savings. This is what differentiates our platform to other recommendation reports. It also demonstrates how you can use our asset energy reports and rebrand them to use as your own, as arbn consult aims to assist commercial real estate professionals to generate new revenue streams and improve retained client services. At the end of the webinar there is a question and answer session using real life examples.