What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides two key pieces of

• The energy efficiency of a property
• The environmental impact of a property

The EPC provides a rating of the property’s energy efficiency and displays this as a graph, similar to those found on kitchen appliances.

The EPC also includes a Recommendation Report which lists the potential improvements that can be made to a property in order to:
• Cut fuel bills
• Improve energy efficiency
• Help cut carbon emissions

An EPC is required whenever a property is marketed for sale or let and remains valid for 10 years. This applies to all sellers hoping to sell their property and to landlords offering a property for rent.