Energy Performance Certificates – EPCs
Energy Performance Certificates give home buyers and sellers A to G ratings for their home’s energy efficiency and carbon emissions: ‘A’ being the best, and ‘G’ the worst. Energy Performance Certificates are required for both new dwellings and existing landlord/rental properties.
WARNING: There are two types of Energy Performance certificates (EPC’s) for domestic properties:-
- On Construction (New dwelling) EPC
- RDSAP (Existing Property) EPC
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On Construction (new dwelling) EPC
Sometimes Building Control May ask for Energy Performance Certificates on shemes that require Excess Glazing Calculations (Though this is rare)
When are Energy Performance Certificates required to be produced for new build or conversion works?
DER-TER Calculations to make sure the scheme still complies with Building Regulations.
Once this has been done an Energy Performance Certificate can be produced.
If an RDSAP EPC is produced for any schemes under Buidling Regulations, it is invalid and cannot be used.
RDSAP (Existing Property) EPC
Energy Performance Certificates are required for existing properties which are for sale or rent. An EPC is valid for 10 years. Estate agents/letting agencies usually provide an EPC as part of their service, however you may save money going direct to the Energy Assessor.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding domestic or non-domestic Energy Performnce Certificates.