Domestic Energy assessments

From 1st August 2007 it became a legal requirement for the ‘Seller’ of domestic properties to provide a Home Information Pack (HIP) to the ‘Buyer’. This provides essential information about the dwelling and is intended to give the buyer confidence thereby making the selling process more efficient and transparent.

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) was introduced as an important part of the HIP. This indicates Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of the property. It rates the property against an average property and outlines practical and cost effective recommendations to improve the rating.

Under the E.U. Energy Performance Build Directive (EPBD) 2002/91EC, an EPC is required when a building is constructed, sold, or rented. Legislation now covers all residential / domestic regardless of the number of bedrooms.

The EPC can only be produced by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor who is registered with an approved Accreditation scheme. For residential sale properties the EPC is valid for up to twelve months whilst on the market, then for as long as the new homeowner remains in the property. A new EPC is required each time the property is brought back to the market.

We are able to provide energy assessments for your properties.

Commercial Energy Assessments

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are now required for all commercial buildings whenever built, rented or sold. The certificate records how energy efficient a property is as a building and provides A-G ratings. These are similar to the labels now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

They are produced using standard methods and assumptions about energy usage so that the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of the same type. This allows prospective buyers, tenants, owners, occupiers and purchasers to see information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions from the building, enabling them to consider energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment.

An EPC is always accompanied by a recommendation report listing cost effective and other measures (such as low and zero carbon generating systems) to improve the energy rating. Each recommendation is assessed against the potential impact over three payback periods and indicates whether the impact is High, Medium or Low.

We are able to arrange energy assessments for your properties.

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