Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides home owners, tenants and buyers information on the energy efficiency of the property. The Energy Performance Certificate assesses the property with RDSAP methodology and details both the energy efficiency and the carbon emission efficiency.

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) grades the property utilising an ‘A’ to ‘G’ scale also associated with a 1 to 100 rating; where ‘A’ is the most energy or carbon emision efficient. At present the average rating is approximately ‘D’ to ‘E’ for both carbon and energy efficiency.

The EPC report shows both the current rating and potential rating on the graph many are now becoming familar with and are often compared to the type that are seen on fridges for sale.

The domestic Energy Performance Certificate is becoming more widely understood; both the RDSAP assessment procedure and the finished report the client will receive. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows ways on how to reduce your energy consumption and carbon footprint. These are often low cost measures which can be easily achieved with minimal cost, effort or disruption.

The EPC also includes further measures to improve your homes energy efficiency and can detail improvements  such as solar panels, solid wall insulation or possibly changing the type of heating fuel and system. The further measures within an EPC often require a longer payback period and are not used to calculate the potential EPC rating.

You have no obligation to act on the recommendations contained within the recommendation report. However, if you decide to make improvements which will improve the energy efficiency of your property it may well make your property more attractive when selling or equally for tenants and the rental market.

Please feel free to contact us for a no obligation EPC quote.