What is an EPC?

An EPC is a document legally required when you sell your home from the 1st August (4 bedrooms and above). It tells you how energy efficient your home is.
The certificate provides you with a rating for the property; it shows the energy efficiency and the environmental impact on a scale from A-G in graphical format. 'A' being the most efficient and 'G' the least efficient, it also contains recommended ways to improve the building's energy performance.

Two ratings will be shown. The environmental impact rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (C02) emissions - the higher the rating, the less impact it has on the environment.

The energy-efficiency rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Click here to view an example of an energy performace certificate.