What is an EPC?

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What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a tool that can help you monitor and report the expected energy usage of your buildings. Wise Energy supply EPC’s for Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Estate Agents, Solicitors, Land Lords and the General Public.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

  • built
  • sold
  • rented

You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.

In Scotland, you must display the EPC somewhere in the property, eg in the meter cupboard or next to the boiler.

An EPC contains:

  • information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
  • recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

Buildings that don’t need an EPC, these include:

  • places of worship
  • temporary buildings that will be used for less than 2 years
  • stand-alone buildings with total useful floor space of less than 50 square metres
  • industrial sites, workshops and non-residential agricultural buildings that don’t use a lot of energy
  • some buildings that are due to be demolished
  • holiday accommodation that’s rented out for less than 4 months a year or is let under a licence to occupy
  • listed buildings - you should get advice from your local authority conservation officer if the work would alter the building’s character
  • residential buildings intended to be used less than 4 months a year
Please speak to our team on 01759 377 234 or email us at admin@wise-energy.co.uk for further advice.