Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’S)
Since 1st October 2008 the provision of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) has been compulsory for all our properties made available through choice based lettings.
The Energy Performance Certificate is similar to the labels now provided with domestic appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines from A-G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient.
Its purpose is to record how energy efficient a property is as a building. As all EPC’s are produced using standard methods, properties can be easily compared with each other.
How does this benefit me?
If you are a prospective customer you can view the information on the EPC to consider energy efficiency and fuel costs which will help you make more informed decisions.
Current tenants can also ask to view their EPC by calling 0300 365 1111.
An EPC is always accompanied by a recommendation (such as low and zero carbon generating systems) to improve the energy rating of the building. The certificate also tells you the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.
As a landlord we are always looking at ways to improve energy efficiency as part of our ongoing property improvement investment programme. If you want to get involved in our service review groups please get in touch.