Domestic Energy Performance Certificates

Supporting Homeowners, the Property Market and Local Authority

For homeowners grappling with the use of energy of their property, it is worth noting that the EPC provides the basis of simplistically understanding your property from a heating energy perspective. The document includes estimated energy costs, as well as a summary of your home’s energy performance-related features and recommendations. 

EPCs are the starting point for many government driven schemes and property transaction points:

  • Property heating efficiency Ratings and advise (Running Cost & C02 Emissions)
  • Property Energy Performance for sales & lettings
  • EPC Rating for Acceptance on to OFGEM Environmental and social schemes

For purposes of buying or renting an existing dwelling, an EPC is required within 28 days of marketing the property. The energy performance certificate provides any property with an energy rating between ‘G’ (being the lowest) and ‘A’ (being the highest) and allows the public to compare the predicted running cost of different homes.

As well as the Property Rating on the EPC, the Recommendations Reports can provide a useful basis for identifying improvement measures. The assessment considers property size in floor area and volumetric capacity as well as the building fabric and some building systems (mainly heating) to provide recommendations on:

  • Insulation
  • Forms of lighting
  • Heating system and controls
  • Ventilation
  • Renewables 

Through the next decade, the government will be driving an increase in the required efficiency rating of properties. Landlords, tenants and homeowners will be required to understand these recommendations. As such, we provide not only a service to deliver the EPC but as retrofit specialists and sustainability consultants we can support customers in this regard.

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