Energy Performance Certificates - EPCs and DECs
From EPBD Compliance
FAn Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required when a building is constructed, sold or let: A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) is required by occupiers of public buildings: Currently DECs are required to be displayed in public building above 1000m2. This will be reduced to 500m2 and then eventually 250m2. The government has recently confirmed its intentions to extend Display Energy Certificates to commercial buildings by October 2012.
The building is occupied by a public Authority or an institution providing public services to a large number of persons. The public visit the building.
Trading Standards departments will enforce certification of existing buildings and Building Control will enforce it in newly built properties.
The legislation does have exemptions; for advice on your requirements please contact 01625 660 717
From April 2018, the Government will make it unlawful to rent out a house or business premise which has less than an E energy efficiency rating. The supporting report will provide a building owner with the advice and information for improveing the bildings energy performance. The DEC & EPC can be used in tandem to identify the predicted energy use of a building versus its actual energy use.
From October 2012 the UK Government are aiming to introduce a UK Green Deal Scheme. Under the Green Deal, millions of homes and businesses will be able to get energy efficiency improvements without having to front up the cash. Instead, businesses will provide the capital, getting their money back via the energy bill. At the heart of the offer is a key golden rule; estimated savings on bills will always equal or exceed the cost of the work.
The Green Deal Scheme will enable energy efficient measures such as: cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, loft insulation, condensing boilers, double glazing, floor insulation, solar panels, photovoltaic PV panels, ground source heat pumps, electric storage heaters or wind turbines, amongst others, installed in the property. The Green Deal Scheme will be open to everyone.
The Green Deal offer of no upfront costs for energy efficiency measures will also be available to landlords, both domestic and commercial.
The Green Deal Finance debt will be attached to your property's electricity bill and not to you or your property. If you move, the debt stays will the property's electricity bill as is not attached to you and will not be a charge against the property.
EECO2 is set to become a Green deal provider which will be able us to offer a Green Deal plan to customers, enable us to finance the work recommended by the advisor and arrange for the work to be undertaken by an accredited installer.