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Energy Performance Certificates

An EPC provides a rating for the energy performance of a building...

N J Lewis & Associates Limited can provide you with EPC’s

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides a rating for the energy performance of a building. Any residential property that is to be sold or let requires an Energy Performance Certificate.

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a property on a scale of A to G, where A is the best. A recommendation report is attached to the certificate, providing information about ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property. The certificate also shows the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.

We charge £75 + VAT for all Residential Energy Performance Certificates (unless the property is exceptionally large or unusual) although discounts are available for multiple/portfolio instructions. The Certificate is issued and sent out upon receipt of payment, and usually within seven working days.

We do not provide EPC’s for New build/New conversions.

All our Energy Assessors are members of the Elmhurst Energy Accreditation Scheme.

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides a rating for the energy performance of a building. The ratings are standard so the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of a similar type. EPCs are similar to the certificates now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. They give building owners, occupiers and purchasers information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of their building.

The EPC rates the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a property on a scale of A to G, where A is the best. A recommendation report is attached to the certificate, providing information about ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property. The certificate also shows the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.

When do I need to have an EPC?

EPCs are only needed for buildings when they are constructed, sold or rented.

It is the responsibility of the person selling or renting a building to have a valid EPC to show to prospective buyers and tenants. The EPC must be given to the eventual buyer or tenant.

There is no requirement to get an EPC for buildings that are just being occupied normally other than when they are being sold or let.

How do I get an EPC?

EPCs can only be produced by an accredited Energy Assessor. EPCs can only be produced using Government approved software programmes that use standard energy rating methods.

How long is an EPC valid?

An Energy Performance Certificate lasts for 10 years and can be re-used, even if alterations carried out within the 10 years means the certificate is no longer accurate!

What does an Energy Assessment involve?

What does an Energy Assessment involve?

An accredited Energy Assessor needs to visit a property to conduct an energy assessment. During the assessment they collect information on the property, which includes details of its dimensions, construction and heating/hot water provision.

This information is fed into the approved software programme which produces the EPC and recommendation report.

What sort of recommendations will be made and what do they mean?

The recommendations include a list of cost-effective improvements which will improve the energy efficiency of a property. For each improvement it shows the approximate cost, typical cost savings per year and the performance rating after improvement. Examples of cost-effective improvement recommendations for a home could include cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, replacing an old boiler and upgrading heating controls.

Do I have to act on the recommendations?

The home owner, a prospective purchaser or prospective tenant are under no obligation to act on the recommendations. However acting on the recommendations is likely to improve the energy efficiency of the property, reduce the fuel bills, cut carbon emissions and could make the property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants in the future.

EPC Charges

We charge £75 + VAT for all Residential Energy Performance Certificates (unless the property is exceptionally large or unusual) although discounts are available for multiple/portfolio instructions.

Inspections

Inspections are normally carried out within two working days of receiving instructions and payment (subject to access being available) and the certificate issued within one working day of inspection.

For further information or to instruct a certificate to be carried out please contact us on 020 8300 9602.

Assessor Accreditation

All our Energy Assessors are members of the Elmhurst Energy Accreditation Scheme.

Membership of the Elmhurst Energy Accreditation Scheme allows our assessors to demonstrate that they are working to the highest levels of technical competence within a system of quality assurance operating to best practice professional standards. Leading clients and specifiers value this association with Elmhurst Energy as it gives them confidence that the work of the Assessors they employ complies with government guidelines, matches their own professional standards and protects their brand value in the marketplace.

About Elmhurst Energy

Established in 1993 and operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Elmhurst Energy have grown to become the most recognised independent organisation in the industry for their professionalism and ability to drive high standards through their software development, delivery of training and their outstanding certification scheme.
+ General Information

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides a rating for the energy performance of a building. The ratings are standard so the energy efficiency of one building can easily be compared with another building of a similar type. EPCs are similar to the certificates now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. They give building owners, occupiers and purchasers information on the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of their building.

The EPC rates the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a property on a scale of A to G, where A is the best. A recommendation report is attached to the certificate, providing information about ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property. The certificate also shows the rating that could be achieved if all the recommendations were implemented.

When do I need to have an EPC?

EPCs are only needed for buildings when they are constructed, sold or rented.

It is the responsibility of the person selling or renting a building to have a valid EPC to show to prospective buyers and tenants. The EPC must be given to the eventual buyer or tenant.

There is no requirement to get an EPC for buildings that are just being occupied normally other than when they are being sold or let.

How do I get an EPC?

EPCs can only be produced by an accredited Energy Assessor. EPCs can only be produced using Government approved software programmes that use standard energy rating methods.

How long is an EPC valid?

An Energy Performance Certificate lasts for 10 years and can be re-used, even if alterations carried out within the 10 years means the certificate is no longer accurate!

What does an Energy Assessment involve?

What does an Energy Assessment involve?

An accredited Energy Assessor needs to visit a property to conduct an energy assessment. During the assessment they collect information on the property, which includes details of its dimensions, construction and heating/hot water provision.

This information is fed into the approved software programme which produces the EPC and recommendation report.

+ Sample EPC
+ The Recommendations

What sort of recommendations will be made and what do they mean?

The recommendations include a list of cost-effective improvements which will improve the energy efficiency of a property. For each improvement it shows the approximate cost, typical cost savings per year and the performance rating after improvement. Examples of cost-effective improvement recommendations for a home could include cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, replacing an old boiler and upgrading heating controls.

Do I have to act on the recommendations?

The home owner, a prospective purchaser or prospective tenant are under no obligation to act on the recommendations. However acting on the recommendations is likely to improve the energy efficiency of the property, reduce the fuel bills, cut carbon emissions and could make the property more attractive to potential buyers or tenants in the future.
+ Charges & Instructions

EPC Charges

We charge £75 + VAT for all Residential Energy Performance Certificates (unless the property is exceptionally large or unusual) although discounts are available for multiple/portfolio instructions.

Inspections

Inspections are normally carried out within two working days of receiving instructions and payment (subject to access being available) and the certificate issued within one working day of inspection.

For further information or to instruct a certificate to be carried out please contact us on 020 8300 9602.

+ Elmhurst Energy

Assessor Accreditation

All our Energy Assessors are members of the Elmhurst Energy Accreditation Scheme.

Membership of the Elmhurst Energy Accreditation Scheme allows our assessors to demonstrate that they are working to the highest levels of technical competence within a system of quality assurance operating to best practice professional standards. Leading clients and specifiers value this association with Elmhurst Energy as it gives them confidence that the work of the Assessors they employ complies with government guidelines, matches their own professional standards and protects their brand value in the marketplace.

About Elmhurst Energy

Established in 1993 and operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Elmhurst Energy have grown to become the most recognised independent organisation in the industry for their professionalism and ability to drive high standards through their software development, delivery of training and their outstanding certification scheme.