Energy performance certificate (EPC) recommendation report

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ACCOMMODATION BLOCK University of Manchester Langdale Hall, Upper Park Road MANCHESTER M14 5RJ
7 May 2022

Energy rating and EPC

This property’s current energy rating is D.

For more information on the property’s energy performance, see the EPC for this property.


Make these changes to improve the property’s energy efficiency.

Recommended improvements are grouped by the estimated time it would take for the change to pay for itself. The assessor may also make additional recommendations.

Each recommendation is marked as low, medium or high. This shows the potential impact of the change on reducing the property’s carbon emissions.

Changes that pay for themselves within 3 years
Recommendation Potential impact
Consider replacing heating boiler plant with high efficiency type. High
In some spaces, the solar gain limit in criterion 3 of ADL2A 2010 is exceeded, which might cause overheating. Consider solar control measures such as the application of reflective coating or shading devices to windows. Medium
Add optimum start/stop to the heating system. Medium
Some walls have uninsulated cavities - introduce cavity wall insulation. High
Changes that pay for themselves within 3 to 7 years
Recommendation Potential impact
Consider replacing T8 lamps with retrofit T5 conversion kit. Medium
Some windows have high U-values - consider installing secondary glazing. High
Add weather compensation controls to heating system. Medium
Add local time control to heating system. Medium
Consider replacing heating boiler plant with a condensing type. High
Introduce HF (high frequency) ballasts for fluorescent tubes: Reduced number of fittings required. Low
Some glazing is poorly insulated. Replace/improve glazing and/or frames. High
Changes that pay for themselves in more than 7 years
Recommendation Potential impact
Consider installing building mounted wind turbine(s). Low
Roof is poorly insulated. Install or improve insulation of roof. High
Consider installing solar water heating. Low
Consider installing PV. Low

Property and report details

Report issued on
8 May 2012
Total useful floor area
1590 square metres
Building environment
Heating and Natural Ventilation
Calculation tool
CLG, iSBEM, v4.1.d, SBEM, v4.1.d.0

Assessor’s details

Assessor’s name
Paul Cullen
0845 257 2023
Employer’s name
The Energy Assessors Partnership Ltd.
Employer’s address
Sunnyhill House, 3 - 7 Sunnyhil Road, London. SW16 2UG
Assessor ID
Assessor’s declaration
The assessor is not related to the owner of the property.
Accreditation scheme
Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd

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