Energy Performance Certificates

Energy consumption in our homes accounts for some 30% of the CO2 emissions in the UK. Heating uses 90% of energy in the home and so Improving energy efficiency of our homes not only saves money but also reduces these harmful emissions.EU Directive 2002/91/EC on the Energy Performance of Buildings ensure that building standards across Europe place a high emphasis on minimizing energy consumption.

The Directive requires that when a building is constructed, sold or rented out, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be made available to the owner or by the owner to prospective purchasers or tenants.

The EPC is simple to understand, based upon familiar labeling, making use of the A-G label for appliances and cars that we have all become used to. The EPC however will also indicate projected improvements in addition to the current band and rating of the house, including details and the impact of each energy efficient option.

EPCs can only be compiled by Domestic Energy Assessors or Home Inspectors who are members of a Government approved and regulated certification scheme. Following the survey the data will be entered into a computer system based on the Reduced Standard Assessment Procedure (RDSAP)

The Essex Dea provide Energy Performance Certificates for home sellers as well as property professionals involved in the compilation of Home Information Packs.
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Contact us for further information or to arrange an appointment
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Telephone 01708 347509 Mobile 07979 998764 Email: andywalker@theessexdea.co.uk