Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
An Energy Performance Certificate is a report on the energy efficiency rating of you home. The report contains graphs, as shown in the sample below, which give a current and potential energy rating.
The efficiency rating is determined by criteria which the energy assessor is trained to analyse. Some of the things they look at are listed here:
Size of property
Low energy lighting
The approximate year of construction
Heating system – Boiler, thermostats, controls etc.
Renewable technologies such as Solar panels
As well as the energy efficiency graphs the report also makes suggestions for how to improve the properties energy performance, which will lead to reduced carbon emissions, lower energy bills and make the house more attractive to prospective buyers or tenants.