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UMFA is proud to announce that we are now allowed to issue an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your building.

Criteria for Compliance

The building’s predominant occupancy class is one of the 4 listed on the left.

The building is larger than 2000 square meters (if privately owned) or 1000 square meters (if owned by an organ of state).

The building has not undergone major renovations in the last 2 years.

More information about EPC

Buildings of over 2000m2 in the private sector, and above 1000m2 in the public sector, are now required to display an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in the building’s foyer, and these need to be updated every 5 years.

The background and reason legislation, documentation overview that relates to the EPC such as the building regulations, the national energy act, relevant standards, with their objectives and application. Reviewing the sites and buildings that are mandated to display EPCs, categorisation of buildings, owners’ responsibility, and accreditation bodies.  The general details of energy performance assessment, timelines of legislation and enforcement, linking EPC to policy, implementation around the work, definitions and calculations of aspects such as floor areas, existing buildings, assessment periods, caloric values and meter calibration.

The chapter on energy usage covers boundaries, types of fuels, data collection, utility bills and their use for energy performance, types of meters, proof of metering, metering calculations and types of occupancy.  The certificate will be discussed in depth, with the various energy performance scales and what they mean, explaining the content of the certificate, notable required information, and determining reference performance.

The building standard SANS10400XA and how it ties in with the other standards, calculation reference energy usage, climatic regions, building classifications, hot water, new vs existing buildings, design assumptions for new buildings and their consideration in existing buildings, building envelop requirements looking at orientation, external walls, fenestration, roof assemblies, floors and insulation.

The energy performance assessment process is discussed step-by-step, acquiring the services of a SANAS accredited body for EPC, submitting the relevant information, and issue of the building’s EPC.

Mandatory EPC Displays extended

Building owners please note regarding mandatory display of Energy Performance Certificates.
UMFA has been informed today that the Minister of Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has signed an amendment to the applicable Regulations, to extend the deadline to publicly display EPC’s from 7 December 2022, for a period of 3 (three) years to 7 December 2025.

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