EPC - Energy Performance Certificate
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now required whenever a building is built, sold or rented. The certificate provides 'A' to 'G' ratings for the building, with 'A' being the most energy efficient. The current average rating is 'D'.
This is part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which all EU member states must adopt.
EPCs come with information on a building's energy use and carbon dioxide emissions and a report with recommendations to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.
Only accredited Domestic Energy Assessors can produce valid EPCs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme
Organisations with more than 250 employees will need to enter the ESOS and audit their energy consumption from December 2015. The administrative burden will be less for businesses which have EPCs for their buildings.
An EPC is required for those householders who wish to claim the Domestic RHI: this is being required by Ofgem to evidence the deemed heat of a building for domestic RHI purposes.
Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ is ideally suited to well insulated new buildings
Please see: What IHT is
See also: Renewable Heating Incentive