Benefits and regulations

Know everything about new legislation and EPC.

New legislation coming into effect in October 2008 means that homes can no longer be sold without an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The new law applies to homes that are already on the market and those sellers without an EPC will be obliged to withdraw their homes from sale. The EPC gives a building an official energy rating from A to G, with A being the most efficient.
A home’s EPC performance is based on the energy use per metre squared of floor area, energy efficiency based on fuel costs and environmental impact based on carbon dioxide emissions.

The certificate also includes recommendations on ways to improve the home’s energy efficiency and reduce emissions in order to save money and help the environment.. The EPC is prepared by Domestic Energy Assessors or Home Inspectors who are members of Government approved Accreditation and Certification Schemes.

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