Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold, or rented require an EPC. It is the Government’s chosen way of complying with the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD).
An EPC comes with a Recommendation Report that lists measures to improve the Energy Rating of the building, and information about the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented. This helps potential tenants, buyers, and sellers.
Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are a way of showing the Energy Efficiency of a building. The DEC must be displayed clearly in buildings occupied by public authorities and institutions that provide services to the public, that have a floor area of over 1,000 metres squared and are frequently visited by the public. It must be updated every year. A DEC contains three main charts – the Operational Rating, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and previous operational ratings from the last three years. Organisations can be fined £500 for not having a DEC on display in a prominent place that is clearly visible to the public. A fine of up to £1,000 can be given for not having a valid advisory report.
If you wish to find out more about Energy Certificates, or how to go about getting a survey, please contact us.
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