Providing insight to help reduce fuel costs and emission levels

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

Back in 2007 the Government introduced a scheme to record how energy efficient and environmental competent your property is. This ensured that the government complied with the Energy Performance of Building Directives (EPBD).

EPCYou are no longer allowed to sell or rent your property if you have not ordered or possess an up to date Energy Performance Certificate. They provide the owner or landlord with a record of the level of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions that are present in the building.

The information is derived from questions that Primus Energy will ask you following an inspection of key items in your property, such as hot water tanks, domestic boilers, double glazing etc. These details are processed by using a rating table from A to G (A being very efficient).

A separate Energy Performance Certificate is required if your property is a ‘New Build’ called an On Construction certificate. This must be arranged by the person carrying out the work in order to complete the Building Regulations.

An Energy Performance Certificate is valid for 10 years, however, if changes are made within this period, an up to date amended certificate is advised. In order for the highly experienced local assessors to compare buildings of the same type, they have adopted a standard style and method of calculating the level of energy used and the competence of the CO2 emissions in your building.

The purpose of this is to allow any potential buyers, tenants or present owners an insight into how they may be able to reduce their fuel costs and emission levels by simple introducing a few key changes and incorporating them into the agreement. Primus Energy can also arrange for a Green Deal Assessment to be done, in order to perform Green Deal measures generally at no upfront cost – with the cost being paid from the future savings on your energy bills.