Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) serve two purposes: 1. Purchasers and renters of buildings will be able to compare the energy performance of different buildings before signing. While Energy Performance Regulations require minimum standards, performance ratings will identify buildings that go beyond this to achieve higher specification

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) shows the energy current and potential energy rating of a property, known as a ‘SAP rating‘. A ‘SAP’ rating stands for Standard Assessment Procedure and is the governments recommended system for producing a home energy rating.

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

What is an Energy Performance Certificate? … Essentially, Energy Performance Certificates are a list of statistics about the energy efficiency of your home. They also have recommendations on where you could make improvements. EPCs carry ratings on energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.

If you are selling, renting or building commercial property, you need a Commercial EPC. If a building is split into parts ‘designed or altered to be used as separate accommodation’ the parts may each require their own EPC. The sale and let of commercial buildings can be complex with multiple tenancies and uses.

Below is an example of what an EPC looks like. If you require an Energy Performance Certificate for your business, please feel free to contact us.