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EPC (Energy performance certificate and report)
We provide EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for all domestic properties such as flats, houses and mansions in London.
Table of Contents
- 1. What is an EPC certificate ?
- 2. Who need an EPC certificate ?
- 3. What is the penalty of not having an EPC certificate?
- 4. What else is in EPC certificate report?
- 5. What things are checked during the EPC certificate inspection?
- 6. How is EPC certificate calculated ?
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives home owners, tenants and buyers information on the energy efficiency of their property. It gives the building a standard energy and carbon emission efficiency grade from A to G. The average EPC grade for energy efficiency is D.
In simple terms an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an official record of the actual and potential energy saving aspects of a particular property.
The property is assessed using the UK’s Standard Assessment Procedure and its performance is rated in terms of energy use per sq metre of floor area.
Energy efficiency is based on fuel costs and environmental impact based on carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions.
The resulting Energy Performance Certificate issued to you will provide clear information on the energy performance of the property and cost effective means for improvement.
Any assessment will result in you receiving recommendations for the future owner or tenant to consider.
EPC certificate is required from April 2008 by law when a building is constructed, sold or put up for rent. An EPC certificate for letting purposes is valid for ten years. Sellers or buyers of homes need to ensure that they provide an EPC certificate for potential buyers.
An EPC certificate must be made available to a potential homebuyer free of charge.
Under domestic EPC certificate legislation non-compliance will result in a fine from £200.
The ratings are measured using the same calculations for all homes. This is so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.
Part of the EPC certificate is a report, which lists the potential rating that your home could achieve, if you make the recommended changes.
The report contains:
• Suggested improvements (such as changing the type of your boiler), and the approximate cost of these.
• Possible cost savings per year if the improvements are made and how this would change the energy and carbon emission rating of the property
You can use this information to:
1. Reduce your fuel bills.
2. Improve energy performance in your home and help cut carbon emissions.
You do not have to act on the recommendations contained in the report. However, if you decide to act upon them it could make your property more far more attractive to future buyers because of long-term cost effectiveness.
A site visit will be arranged to suit the client then one of our energy assessors will get to your property. The inspection should take between 25 minutes for domestic and up to one hour for commercial, and much longer for larger buildings. The survey will cause the minimum of inconvenience. The only significant factor to be aware of is that our assessor will need access to the loft space, boiler, ventilation systems and electric meter. An internal and external inspection of the property is carried out for the purpose of the EPC certificate.
• Note the construction of your walls and take measurement of its thickness.
• Measure the roof insulation.
• Check all the windows and take measurements.
• Count the number of open fireplaces.
• Check the make and model of boiler under EU SEDBUK regulations.
• Look for green devices such as solar panels.
• Check the lighting and light control in the property.
• Confirm the type of heating system used e.g. radiators, under floor heating, electric, etc.
• Categories the type of material used to insulate hot water cylinder.
• Note the construction of roof, floor and check the thickness of insulation if possible.
• Check the ventilation system.
• Take precise measurements of conservatories and extensions.
During the visit our assessor will need to conduct a brief survey of your property.
This includes the following:
• The age and floor area of the property
• The length and thickness of the external heat loss walls
• Cavity wall insulation and type
• Roof space insulation and thickness of insulation
• Make, model and age of central heating boiler and flue and/or any other cooling/heating systems
• Hot water system, hot water cylinder and insulation.
• Method of heat transfer (Radiator, underfloor heating)
• Type and age of windows and double glazing.
• Type of lighting and its control system.
• Details of mechanical ventilation and air conditioning system
Future BY Energy
Future BY Energy Ltd is a professional energy assessor company with a rich understanding of the UK energy market. We offer independent professional expertise in mechanical engineering for all domestic and commercial buildings and strategic energy advice. As expert designers and specifiers of heating-cooling systems, we pride ourselves in finding affordable energy efficient solutions for new and existing buildings. We have top level experience in a wide range of building types in both commercial and domestic sectors.
As registered energy assessors we provide:
• Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
• SAP calculation and predicted energy assessment for new built dwellings (EPC-SAP/PartL)
• SBEM calculation for Commercial buildings (SBEM/Part L)
• Commercial Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
• Display Energy Certificates for Public buildings (DEC)
• Air Conditioning Inspections (TM44)
• Asbestos surveys and consultancy
• Air permeability-Leakage test
• Sound test and acoustic consultancy
Please do not hesitate to contact, Behdad Yazdani, on 02081440820, who will be pleased to advise you.