Domestic Energy Performance Certificates

An EPC is a document legally required as part of the EU Directive 2002/91/EC which is required before you sell your home or when you rent out your home. It illustrates how energy efficient your home is.

We can provide domestic EPCs at a cost effective price and will often beat estate agents’ prices.

What does the certificate provide?

The certificate provides you with a rating for the property; it shows the energy efficiency and the environmental impact on a scale from A-G in graphical format. ‘A’ being the most efficient and ‘G’ the least efficient, it also contains recommended ways to improve the building’s energy performance. Two ratings will be shown. The environmental impact rating is a measure of a home’s impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions – the higher the rating, the less impact it has on the environment.

The energy efficiency rating is a measure of a home’s overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

What does a typical certificate look like? 

 

Why are Energy Performance Certificates important?

Nearly 40 per cent of the UK’s energy consumption arises from the way in which our 25 million buildings are lit, heated and used. Even comparatively minor changes in energy performance and the way we use each building will have a significant effect in reducing energy consumption, and therefore carbon emissions.

Did you know?

Britain has the oldest housing stock in the developed world with 8.5 million properties over 60 years old! Housing energy use is responsible for 27% of the UK’s CO2 emissions. Our current rate of building new energy efficient homes is low compared to the size of the existing stock, which means that approximately 70% of our current inefficient housing will still be in use in 2050. If we are to meet the Government target of an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 and avoid fuel poverty for many people we will need to significantly improve the energy efficiency of our existing housing stock by radical, large scale sustainable refurbishment.

Sustainable refurbishment of housing is not easy. Nearly half the UK’s housing is ‘hard to treat’, e.g. it has solid walls and/or no loft space. It is often difficult to know what to do to achieve the best outcome; especially if you have limited funds. ThermaDetect Solar Ltd is here to help guide you!

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