An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required when a building is being sold or let. The EPC has been a legal requirement in the UK since 2008. It is used to determine how energy-efficient a building is and creates recommendations on how to reduce energy usage for its occupants.
There are some exceptions to the EPC rule such as, places of worship, listed buildings and buildings to be demolished. So if you are unsure if you need an EPC or can attain an exemption document, we are here to help.
EPC & Renewable Energy
In sping 2013 the EPC also became a fundamental part of the application for the Feed-in Tariff. This included renewable installations like solar PV panels. As a result, domestic and commercial buildings require a minimum D rating on the EPC to ensure the higher rate of tariff is available.