Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

When introduced in 2008 the new regulations regarding Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were met with understandable resistance across an industry already experiencing some of the worst trading conditions for many years. Since then however the public awareness of energy efficiency and the benefits of low energy buildings has increased considerably. EPCs provide an ‘at a glance’ guide to a property’s energy credentials which in essence is a measure of how modern the building fabric and heating/electrical systems are.

What is an EPC?

An EPC contains:

  • information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs; and
  • recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money.

An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

Commercial EPCs

We have extensive experience producing commercial EPCs for a wide range of clients across Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK.  Commercial EPCs require more time to produce, as the buildings need to be modelled in our specialised software.  We can provide further services to help you improve your rating and ultimately make cost savings for your business or organisation.  Commercial EPCs give the property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.

Domestic EPCs

Whenever you build a house, decide to sell or perhaps rent a property you will require an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property. We have extensive experience producing domestic EPCs for a wide range of residential customers and landlords. They are a valuable tool for home owners looking to benchmark the energy rating of their house and then improve its energy efficiency.  EPCs give a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and are valid for 10 years.

Display Energy Certificate (DEC)

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) show the actual energy usage of a building, its Operational Rating, and provide information to the public in relation to the energy efficiency of a building. DECs are required for all public buildings and the certificate must be displayed in a visible place at all times. Contact Us for more information.

When is an EPC required?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is:

  • built
  • sold
  • rented

As a result, you must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent.

How we can help

With 8 years’ experience producing EPCs we have surveyed 1000s of properties and provide a professional service. If you are concerned about your rating we are happy to provide a draft EPC and advise the most cost effective measures that can be taken to improve the rating.

Particularly with commercial buildings the majority of the cost incurred is the time spent modelling the building in our software. Once this has been done we are happy to provide advice on cost savings and/or improvements at any time in the future.

As we produce a high volume of ratings we are therefore able to provide competitive rates so please contact us for a quotation.