The European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) is a key part of strategies for tackling climate change. Nearly half of all carbon emissions in this country come from buildings. The principle underlying the Directive is to make energy efficiency transparent by the issuing of a certificate showing the energy rating of a property, accompanied by recommendations on how to improve efficiency. Article 7 of the EPBD concerning Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) will be fully implemented by the end of 2008. The EPC shows a record of the energy efficiency levels and CO2 emissions of a building, by using a graph from A to G (A being very efficient, G being very inefficient).
Under Article 7 of the Directive, any building which is sold, rented out or constructed must have an EPC. This must be issued by a qualified and accredited assessor in an independent manner.
Once produced an EPC is valid for ten years. The certificate is accompanied by recommendations about how to improve energy efficiency. These do not however have to be implemented. This part of the Directive has been implemented into law in England and Wales by the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (2007)
An Energy Survey is needed to produce the EPC; the survey is performed by an energy assessor who examines the various things such as Loft insulation, Wall insulation, Boiler, Central heating, radiators and windows. The observations are fed into RDSAP software which calculates the energy efficiency. The EPC survey assessment takes approx 40 minutes.
What we offer?
Fast , Efficient, Professional and Friendly services.
Fully accredited and qualified energy assessors
Managed IT Booking System
Quality Control on report
Site visits arranged to suit clients requests
EPCs issued via PDF or via clients preferred software system
12 hour turn-around from home visit to EPC production
Secure online hosting of the EPC
For your peace of mind our Professional Indemnity Insurance covers up to £3 million for Public Liability.
Multiple EPC discount available for Landlords and Agents
Same day appointments available on request
We offer fixed time appointments for your suitability as well as being flexible with time so we are available to satisfy evening or weekend appointments if required.
Our expertise within the Energy industry has given us the knowledge to offer exceptional advice. We have built our reputation on exceptional service, cheapest price, quick delivery, and flexibility to meet client’s needs.