A Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for all homes whenever newly built, rented, sold or let for holidays *. EPCs are valid for 10 years.
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The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides an A to G energy efficiency rating like those used to rate fridges and washing machines, and an environmental impact rating for the property as it stands on the day of the inspection. It also makes recommendations as to what can be done to improve the ratings.
Example of part of the Energy Performance Certificate
EPCs are produced using standard methods and assumptions about energy usage so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of the same type. This allows prospective buyers, tenants, owners, occupiers and purchasers to see information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions from their building so they can consider energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment.
An EPC includes a recommendation report that lists cost effective and other measures (such as low and zero carbon generating systems) to improve the energy rating. A rating is also given showing what could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.
The EPC is important because nearly 50 per cent of the UK's energy consumption and carbon emissions arise from the way our buildings are lit, heated and used. Even comparatively minor changes in energy performance and the way we use each building will have a significant effect in reducing energy consumption.
We produce domestic EPCs using the latest RdSAP software which is paving the way for the new Green Deal, a new way of financing energy efficiency improvements.
Many people could save hundreds of pounds a year by following the recommendations in the EPC.
EPCS can only be produced by accredited and insured energy assessors. EnergyAssessor.org have been supplying them since 2007!
For new properties a more detailed SAP report is required, which we can arrange.
A Commercial EPC is required upon construction, sale or lease for non-dwellings, covering everything from small retail units to large offices, industrial units and large scale commercial premises There are a few exemptions, we are happy to discuss whether you require a Commercial EPC. A Commercial EPC provides an energy rating for a building which is based on the performance potential of that building. In addition to construction and insulation, services such as lighting, heating and ventilation, and the control of these services, is used to produce an A-G rating, this rating could then be used by potential buyers or tenants to make comparisons between properties. The commercial EPC is produced along with a recommendation report which will suggest measures to improve the energy performance of the building.
Energy Assessor.org is a small network of experienced Independent Energy Assessors providing prompt and professional EPCs across Cornwall.
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