Energy efficiency ratings
Properties marketed for sale require an EPC to be available within 28 days of going to market. An Energy Performance Certificate gives home sellers an “A to G” rating for their home’s energy efficiency to help cut carbon emissions and fuel bills, similar to those labels on new fridges.
Reducing environmental impact of homes
Our homes already account for 27% of the UK’s carbon emissions contributing to global climate change. The Energy Performance Certificate is designed to help homeowners reduce the environmental impact of their homes. The Energy Savings Trust estimates that following the recommendations in an Energy Performance Certificate, an average of £300 a year can be saved in fuel bills.
Only qualified and certificated Domestic Energy Assessors are allowed to prepare Energy Performance Certificates. For more information on Energy Performance Certificates and to help you to understand the requirements, visit the Government website on EPCs.