An Energy Performance Certificate is needed when a building is being let or sold. An EPC is a legal requirement in the UK and has been since 2008. The EPC is used to determine how energy-efficient a building is and comes with a recommendations report on how to reduce energy consumption and become more efficient. There are a few exceptions to the EPC rule, such as Listed buildings, places of worship and buildings to be demolished. If you are unsure whether you need an EPC or perhaps an exemption document, then we are here to assist.
The EPC rating is based on a scale of A to G, with A being the best. There is also A+ for buildings that generate more energy than they actually consume. For more information please see our EPC FAQ page here.
In early 2013, the EPC became a requirement for the application for the Feed-in Tariff for renewable energy installations, such as solar PV panels. Both commercial and domestic buildings currently require a D rated EPC to ensure the higher rate of tariff is payable to the applicant.