The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a European Union initiative as part of the drive to improve energy efficiency across the EU member countries. An EPC provides two key pieces of information:
- The energy efficiency of a property
- The environmental impact of a property
The EPC provides a rating of a property’s energy efficiency and displays this as a graph, similar to those found on kitchen appliances.
Ratings come on a scale of A-G, with A being the best rating. This means that home owners and occupiers can compare the energy efficiency of different properties in a similar way to comparing the energy performance of fridges or freezers. The average property rating in the UK is in the band D-E rating.
The EPC also includes a Recommendation Report which lists the potential improvements that can be made to a property in order to:
- Cut fuel bills
- Improve energy efficiency
- Help cut carbon emissions
The EPC is split into the following four sections:
- The performance and environmental impact of the property
- Estimated energy use based on standard occupancy assumptions
- A summary of energy performance features
- The recommendations for improving the energy efficiency
Reynolds Property Services are fully accredited by the EPC Register, find our Domestic Energy Assesor profile by searching for our postcode KT16 8EP at the EPC Register wesbite here: www.epcregister.com