EPCs

Following the changes made at the end of May 2012 most people are now aware that they will require an Energy Performance Certificate(s) (EPC) before they are able to market their home.

Once you instruct Bourne to market your home, we can appoint one of our trusted Domestic Energy Assessors, who can ensure your EPC is processed with the utmost speed and efficiency.

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is the Government’s chosen way of complying with the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). Its purpose is to record how energy efficient a property is. The certificate will provide a rating of the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions of a building from A to G, where A is most efficient and G is least efficient.

EPC’s are produced using standard methods with standard assumptions about energy usage so that 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 about the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions from their building so they can consider energy efficiency and fuel costs as part of their investment.

An EPC will always be accompanied by a recommendation report that lists cost effective measures and other recommendations (such as low and zero carbon generating systems) to improve the energy rating of the building. The certificate is also accompanied by information about the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.

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Properties are graded from A (the most energy efficient) to G (the least) and an energy graph is attached to your property details. Landlords looking to re-let or market their properties for rental will also require an EPC.