An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that assesses and rates the energy efficiency of a property asset. It provides valuable information about the building’s theoretical energy consumption, carbon emissions, and potential for improvement. An EPC rates the property on a scale from A (most energy-efficient) to G (least energy-efficient), helping property owners, buyers, and tenants make informed decisions about energy efficiency and sustainability.
EPCs raise awareness about the energy performance of a property. They provide a clear and easily understandable rating, enabling occupants to know how energy-efficient their building is compared to others.
EPCs empower property owners and tenants to make informed decisions and reveals the energy efficiency potential of a property, allowing individuals to consider energy costs and environmental impact before making a purchase or rental commitment.
Improved energy efficiency translates to reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills for property owners and occupants. EPC recommendations for energy-saving measures can lead to significant cost savings over time.
Energy-efficient buildings contribute to reduced emissions and are more environmentally sustainable. An EPC rating can help mitigate the environmental impact of less efficient buildings.
Across the UK, having a valid EPC is a legal requirement for selling or renting a property. Undertaking an EPC ensures compliance with local regulations and helps avoid potential penalties or delays in property transactions.
A higher EPC rating can enhance a property’s marketability and value. Energy-efficient commercial buildings are increasingly sought after by buyers and tenants who prioritise sustainability and reduced operating costs.
Energy-saving measures suggested in the EPC can be viewed as investments rather than expenses. These upgrades can enhance the property’s desirability and attractiveness to potential occupants, contributing to long-term returns on the investment.
EPC assessments identify areas of improvement in a building’s energy performance, encouraging property owners to make necessary changes. This drives energy-efficient improvements for sustainability and compliance.Informed Decision-Making
EPC assessments identify areas of improvement in a building’s energy performance, encouraging property owners to make necessary changes. This drives energy-efficient improvements for sustainability and compliance.Cost Savings
EPC assessments identify areas of improvement in a building’s energy performance, encouraging property owners to make necessary changes. This drives energy-efficient improvements for sustainability and compliance.Environmental Impact
Obtaining and reviewing relevant documentation and specifications from the client, conducting an on-site visit to assess the property and gather data on building fabric, systems, and energy sources.
In this phase, the collected data is used to perform energy calculations and simulations using Simplified Building Energy Model analysis, resulting in a comprehensive report, summarising the property’s energy rating and offering high-level recommendations for improved performance and reducing consumption.
During the documentation and certification stage, an Energy Performance Certificate report is prepared in accordance with relevant regulations and standards, providing the client with an official energy rating for the property.