When do I need an EPC?
If you are about to place a property on the market, you will first need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you are a Landlord and you are about to rent out a property then you will also need an EPC. If you are a home owner and you are wanting to fit Solar Panels to your building, you may need an EPC (and afterwards a second visit).
Filling in the form above will give you a set of estimates for EPCs provided directly from Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) and Home Inspectors (HIs). You will also be provided with a full set of contact details for each supplier so you can make direct contact with them to discuss your requirement in more detail. They will then be able to provide you with a quotation. Please be aware that in the case of an EPC for a Solar Panel application, there will be an extra fee required as the DEA will also need to do a second visit after the installation is complete. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance to provide the level of service that you require.
What is Included in an EPC?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for a domestic property will contain information on your home's energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. It will also contain a recommendation report with suggestions to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.
EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving measures were to be put in place. The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of your home, using a grade from ‘A’ down to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.
The detailed recommendation report shows what you could do to help reduce the amount of energy you use and your carbon dioxide emissions. The report lists suggested improvements, like fitting loft insulation, and gives the possible cost savings per year, if the improvements are made. It also shows how the recommendations would change the energy and carbon emission rating of the property.
What do I need to do for non-domestic buildings?
If you have a commercial property that you are going to sell or rent out, you will need a Commercial EPC.
If you have a public building and you require a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) then we will provide you with a list of Energy Assessors who are accredited to provide this service.
If you are planning a new build and require a Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA) then we will provide you with a list of Energy Assessors who are accredited to provide this service. If you have completed or are near completing the building of a new home, you will require an On Construction Energy Performance Certificate (OCEPC).
If you have an air conditioning system you may require an Air Conditioning Inspection.
Accreditation Schemes for Energy Assessors
The above notes are for guidance only and you should consider consulting a Solicitor to be certain of your legal requirements. Before appointing an Energy Assessor you should check that they have adequate qualifications, experience and insurance. In addition the Energy Assessor should also belong to one of the recognized accreditation schemes. There are a number of schemes recognized by the government. In Jan 2010 these were as follows:
Energy Performance Certificates for existing dwellings:
NES, BRE, Elmhurst, Northgate, Stroma, RICS, ECMK Ltd, Quidos, Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates.
NES, BRE, CIBSE, Elmhurst, Northgate, Stroma, RICS, Knauf, CIAT, ECMK Ltd, Quidos, NAPIT, Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates.
Energy Performance Certificates for commercial buildings:
NES, BRE, CIBSE, Elmhurst, Northgate, Stroma, RICS, ECMK, Quidos, BESCA, NAPIT, Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates.
Display Energy Certificates:
NES, BRE, CIBSE, Elmhurst, Northgate, Stroma, RICS, ECMK Ltd, Quidos, BESCA, NAPIT, Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates.
BRE, CIBSE, RICS, ECMK Ltd, Quidos, BESCA, NAPIT, Heating and Ventilation Certificated Associates.
If you are about to put your property on the market and you would like a set of estimates from Estate Agents for the possible costs to sell your house.
If you are about to put your property on the market you may like someone to visit your property and produce a Floor Plan.
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