Do All Home Bought, Sold or Rented Require an EPC?
contain information on energy use and carbon dioxide
emissions with a recommendation report containing
suggestions to reduce energy use (eg. fitting loft
insulation and the possible cost savings per year,
if the improvements are made).
27% of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come
from domestic homes
report recommendations do not have to be acted upon,
however, if you decide to do so, it could make the
property more attractive for sale or rent by making
it more energy efficient.
carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency
and carbon dioxide emissions with potential figures
that a house could achieve. Potential figures are
calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency
and carbon dioxide emissions would be if energy saving
measures were put in place.
rating measures the energy and carbon emission efficiency
of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to
‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the
most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least
efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is
'D'. All homes are measured using the same calculations,
so you can compare the energy efficiency of different
EPC also contains detailed estimates of potential
energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs,
details of the person who carried out the EPC assessment
and who to contact if you want to make a complaint.
homes sold 'off-plan' will need to include a Predicted
Energy Assessment (PEA). The PEA should be replaced
by an EPC when construction of the property is complete.