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Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

Energy Performance Certificates enable potential buyers, tenants and occupiers to consider the potential energy performance of a building to be considered as part of the investment.An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides an energy rating (Asset rating) for a building which is based on the performance potential of the building fabric and services (heating, lighting, ventilation etc) within the building. The Assett rating is a CO2 based index relating to the potential energy performance of the building. This rating translates to a building category from A-G with A being the most efficient and G the least efficient. The EPC is accompanied by a recommendations report which contains short, medium and long term payback recommendations on how the energy performance of the building could be improved.Energy Performance Certificates are valid for 10 years and Recommendation Reports are valid for 7 years. The Recommendations Report highlights recommendations which will improve the energy performance of the building. (see sample - opens in new window)

Download the CLG guide on Energy Performance Certificates here (opens in a new window).

What buildings require Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)?

Energy Performance Certificates are required when buildings are constructed, sold or let.There are a few exceptions where EPCs are not required such as places of worship, temporary buildings (less than 2 years), stand alone buildings <50sqm that are not dwellings, industrial sites workshops and non residential agricultural buildings with low energy demand and buildings due to be demolished.

When are Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) required?

From 1 October 2008 EPCs are required for all buildings constructed, sold or let.

Who can produce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)?

Energy Performance Certificates and Recommendation Reports can only be produced by Qualified, Accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessors. Our Surveyors are registered with the CIBSE accreditation scheme which gives you assurance of our professional approach and ability to meet your requirements. For more information click here (opens in a new window)