What is an Energy performance Certificate (EPC)?
EPCs tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes – which should have the lowest fuel bills – are in band A. The Certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the home has on the environment. Better-rated homes should have less impact through Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. The Certificate includes recommendations on ways to improve the home’s energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment. Energy Performance Certificates apply also to commercial buildings and are rated only by Carbon Dioxide emission ratings on a scale of A-G.