Energy Performance Certificates
It is now a legal requirement for all residential and commercial property to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) available when a property is marketed
for sale, rent or lease.
The EPC is a European directive and has been introduced to raise awareness of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency in our homes and businesses.
Homes are rated from A to G, A being the highest rating. The average residential property in England & Wales falls into bands D to E. The average commercial property falls into bands C to D. New
build or improved properties will gain a higher rating.
The EPC contains a table giving a description of the energy efficiency and environmental performance of the walls, floors, roof, windows, main heating, heating controls, hot water and lighting.
As well as producing an energy rating for the property, the residential EPC will give predicted annual heating, light and water costs. Both the residential and commercial EPC will be accompanied by a
secondary recommendations report, tailored to the actual property, which will provide information, recommendations and suggestions from the assessor as to what you can do to reduce both your carbon
footprint and your energy costs.
All surveys are carried out by one of our qualified, licensed assessors.
If you would like to arrange for one of our EPC assessors to attend your property please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 388221
To find out more about saving energy visit www.energysavingtrust.org