An Energy Performance Certificate is a document generated to provide an energy efficiency rating for a property. The rating calculated will range from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). The Certificate also gives guidance on the environmental impact rating of the building. EPCs generated for existing buildings additionally list recommended measures to reduce fuel use and increase efficiency.
There are three instances where EPCs are required:
Certain other circumstances also demand preparation of an EPC such as applications for Green Deal finance. There are, however, a number of instances where a property may be exempt from the requirement. DHKK will be happy to discuss your property and potential obligations for EPC provision.
An EPC will in most circumstances last for a period of 10 years. There are certain situations where provision of an updated EPC may be necessary. Where a property is significantly altered, reassessment will be required. Where grant-funded improvement works have been completed it may also be a condition for the property to be reassessed in order to verify the improvement in performance. Certain other instances also exist where reassessment will be necessary within the 10 year EPC life-expectancy period.