Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are being
introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of
If you are buying or selling a home you now need a
certificate by law. From October 2008 EPCs will be required
whenever a building is built, sold or rented out. The
certificate provides 'A' to 'G' ratings for the building,
with 'A' being the most energy efficient and 'G' being the
least, with the average up to now being 'D'.
Accredited energy assessors produce EPCs alongside an
associated report which suggests improvements to make a
building more energy efficient.