Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) applies to
all domestic, commercial and public buildings marketed for
sale or rent in England and Wales. It is the Landlord’s
responsibility to provide a valid certificate for rented properties
to prospective tenants at the earliest opportunity. For more
information visit www.communities.gov.uk/epc
Performance Certificates will grade the energy efficiency
and environmental impact of your home. An Energy Performance
Certificate (EPC) shows prospective building owners or tenants
the current energy performance rating of a building and the
potential performance if energy efficiency measures are implemented.
Ratings are on an A-G scale, based on a benchmark measure
of similar buildings and include a potential rating that the
building could achieve if improved. The EPC provides an energy
rating, called an Asset Rating for a building based on the
performance of its fabric and the services installed.
rating is displayed as below:
The average residential property in the United Kingdom falls
within bands D and E for both ratings. The Energy Performance
Certificate will include recommendations on ways to improve
the energy efficiency which saves money and helps the environment.
This benefits both buyers and sellers as it makes the property
more attractive to potential buyers and provides recommendations
to reduce fuel bills by improving the energy efficiency of
required the Energy Performance Certificate can be incorporated
into a Domestic Property Energy Report. This report is useful
as it contains additional information explaining the reasoning
and methodology behind the EPC and it includes fact sheets
relating to energy usage and renewable energy etc.