Energy Performance Certificate: What You Should Know About It

The Energy Performance Certificate is usually presented as a colour-coded property ranking report ranging from one to one hundred.

A typical Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is divided into two sections: energy efficiency and environmental impact (CO2).

This is usually required by law for all buildings, whether rented or sold/newly constructed. As a result, if you are renting a property, you should inquire as to whether it has an EPC.

EPCs must be performed by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor. This person will examine factors such as the wall, floor, and roof insulation; boiler efficiency; and even the type of light bulb used in your home.

They are usually valid for ten years and can be used by landlords for multiple tenancies if the property has an E or higher rating.

The scale runs from dark green A (92-100) to red G (1-20). A is the most energy efficient with the lowest operating costs, and G is the least energy efficient with the highest operating costs.

Energy Performance Certificate

The scale runs from A (92-100) to G (1-20), with A representing the most environmentally friendly with lower CO2 emissions and G representing the least environmentally friendly with higher CO2 emissions.

The information in an EPC is mainly intended to make homes more environmentally friendly. It also includes the following:

  • Fuel prices
  • Emissions of carbon dioxide
  • The estimated energy consumption of your property
  • Information about the person who performed the assessment
  • Who to contact if you have a complaint

You can use all of the information in your EPC to calculate the impact of your energy-saving decisions whenever you have your home assessed again.

Energy Performance Certificate

Here are some energy-saving tips to help you improve your EPC rating here.

If you need to save money on your energy bills after receiving your EPC, you can get started for free right here.

This blog post does not constitute legal or financial advice.