What is the Energy Performance Certificate?
The Energy Performance Certificate is a requirement which is based on the rules and regulations of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). The Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) legislation was introduced to find out how energy efficient properties are becoming in the United Kingdom.
The certificate offers rating of the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. The scale of A to G is used to measure where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient. These scales are used to measure the energy which is being used in the property. Based on how they are utilized throughout they are graded.
The EPCs are designed using software called RdSAP. This software is used by the surveyor to perform the measurement around the property. The results with the standard assumptions along with the energy usage are then calculated. It helps in finding out the energy efficiency of the property with another which is of the same type.
Do you need EPC before marketing your home?
The home can be marketed only after you have obtained the EPC. It should have been commissioned by the individuals who are licensed and qualified. When there is a delay in providing EPC clients are provided with a confirmation letter confirming that they have commissioned an EPC.
It lets the agent of the firm to market your property immediately. If you do not do it then the chances of having to pay fines by local Trading Standards Officers is always there.
Some of the Domestic EPC services which are offered for HHCRO, CERO & CSCO and all the supporting documentation includes Assessment Checklists, Site Photos Qualification Form, Data Sheets, xml, Privacy Statements, Pre & Post EPCs, Site Photos, Virgin Loft Declarations,. All the data requirements for any Government funded scheme are also be provided.