When do you need an EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for a dwelling when constructed, sold or let. An EPC informs potential occupiers, tenants or buyers about the energy performance of a building to enable them make informed decisions.

EPC Rating

The EPC rating for a building can be calculated using an approved software. An EPC rating is based on the performance potential of the building itself (the building fabric) and the building services such as heating, ventilation and lighting.

EPC rating ranges from A to G where an A rating is most efficient and G rating is least efficient. There is also an A+ rating which is achievable when certain renewable systems have been employed to provide the building services. The better the rating, the more energy efficient the building is likely to be.

EPC Recommendations

An EPC must be accompanied by a recommendation report which provides a list of measures on how the energy efficiency of the building can be improved. The recommendation report also shows an indication of the payback period for each of the measures.

An EPC is valid for up to 10 years and is registered and stored on a national EPC database, enabling all potential lessees or purchasers to review the rating.

Our Other Services

At Energaia, we provide a range of energy assessment services including:

Air Permeability Testing

Air Permeability Testing or air pressure testing for Commercial and Residential properties.

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SBEM & EPC Calculations

SBEM & EPC calculations for commercial buildings to demonstrate compliance with Building Regs Part L2.

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SAP for Dwellings

SAP calculations to demonstrate compliance with residential Buildings Regulations Part L1.

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Water Efficiency Calculations

Water Efficiency Calculations for compliance with Part G of the Building Regulations.

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