Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s)

When constructing a new building, regulations require energy calculations to be completed in order to demonstrate compliance with the Building Regulations.

The purpose of an Energy Performance Certificate is to record how energy efficient a property is.

The certificate gives your property  ratings in relation to both the energy efficiency of the property (Energy Efficiency Rating) and also the carbon emissions of the property (Environmental Impact (CO2) Rating) .

Ratings are given on a scale of A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient in relation to the energy efficiency and where A is very environmentally friendly and G in not environmentally friendly in relation to the carbon emissions

An EPC includes a list of possible measures that would improve the energy rating of the building along with predictions of the rating that would be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.

In order to produce an EPC an individual must be a registered member of a Government Approved Accreditation Scheme, such as that operated by Elmhurst Energy.  The role of the Accreditation Scheme is to ensure that all EPCs are produced by persons who are appropriately qualified, insured and subject to strict independent quality standards.

The Secretary of State has approved Elmhurst Energy to operate an Accreditation Scheme for Energy Assessors that satisfies the EPC requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations for newly constructed dwellings in England and Wales.