What is an EPC?

.: What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides information on the energy efficiency, heating costs and carbon emissions of a property. These ratings are recorded in graph form, from A to G (with A being the most efficient and G the least). It also contains recommendations on how to improve the building’s energy efficiency. All EPCs are produced by licensed Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) or Home Inspectors.

The EPC certificate looks similar to the certificates you find on refrigerators and washing machines. It displays two graphs. The first is the energy-efficiency rating; a measure of the home’s overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be. The second is an environmental impact rating, measured on the home’s impact on the environment and carbon dioxide emissions. The ratings also list the potential rating of the building if all cost-effective measures were installed.

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