Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a European Union (EU) initiative as part of the drive to improve energy efficiency across the EU member countries. An EPC provides two key pieces of information:

• The energy efficiency of a property
• The environmental impact of a property

The EPC provides a rating of a property’s energy efficiency and displays this as a graph, similar to those found on kitchen appliances. Ratings come on a scale of A-G, with A being the best rating. This means that home owners and occupiers can compare the energy efficiency of different properties in a similar way to comparing the energy performance of fridges or freezers. The EPC also includes a Recommendation Report which lists the potential improvements that can be made to a property in order to:

• Cut fuel bills
• Improve energy efficiency
• Help cut carbon emissions

The EPC is split into the following four sections:

1. The performance and environmental impact of the property
2. Estimated energy use based on standard occupancy assumptions
3. A summary of energy performance features
4. The recommendations for improving the energy efficiency

When an EPC is required?

Since 2009, as part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) issued by the EU, all buildings in the UK that are constructed, sold or offered for rent need an EPC.

• An EPC is required whenever a property is marketed
• The EPC is valid for 10 years
• This applies to all sellers hoping to sell their property and to landlords offering a property for rent

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