Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

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An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an assessment of the energy efficiency of the property. It considers the construction, type of dwelling and relevant fittings e.g. heating systems, insulation or double glazing. It provides an environmental impact rating based on the amount on carbon dioxide released into the environment by the dwelling.

The rating of the certificate ranges from A high efficiency to G very poor efficiency.

An EPC lasts for up to 10 years, however if energy efficiency improvements are made new EPC should be obtained.

The EPC register has details of all registered EPCs. All EPCs need to be registered and a helpdesk is provided on the website.

If you want advice on EPC enforcement please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.