Energy Performance Certificates

House under construction with energy ratings

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives information about the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) of a building. All buildings new, sold or rented require an EPC according to: The Regulation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Laws of 2006 – 2012”. Each EPC is valid for ten years.

EPC are issued only by qualified experts whose qualifications and duties are defined in the relevant regulations.

Energy Performance Certificates contain:

  • information on building energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
  • recommendation report with suggestions to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions

The Energy Efficiency grade of the Certificate of a building or building unit, for sale or rent, must be declared in all the commercials. The rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency of the building using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient.

The certificate can either be for a whole building or part of a building that has been designed or altered to be used separately.

The following buildings don’t need an EPC when they are built, rented or sold:

1. preservable buildings

2. Industrial, crafts buildings and warehouses

3. agricultural buildings

4. buildings with total useful floor area of less than 50m2

Our company provides Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for buildings and houses issued and registered by a qualified expert.