Not sure which type of EPC you need? Find information below to help you decide and remember to specify which type of EPC when you Post a Job:
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC.
The following types of Domestic EPC's are available:
- Reduced data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP)
Generally undertaken for existing, pre-occupied dwellings.
Example Domestic EPC (Communities and Local Government - CLG).
- Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
Generally undertaken for new build, refurbishments, conversions and extensions.
- On Construction
For new build properties prior to building control certification.
- New Build (Predicted Energy Assessment)
For properties being sold off plan.
- Non Domestic EPC
From 1st October 2008, all non-domestic buildings on construction, sale and rent will require a Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDEPC) and a Recommendation Report (RR). This information will help owners and occupiers make their building more energy efficient and allow potential buyers and tenants to compare the energy performance of different buildings. This is being phased in from 6th April 2008 for buildings with a floor area of > 10000mē. In July 2008, this will extend to buildings with a floor area of > 2500mē.
Example Non-Domestic EPC (PDF, 173K) (CLG)
- Air Conditioning Energy Assessment
Air conditioning systems first put into service on or after 1st January 2008 require an air conditioning inspection every five years from the date on which the system was first put into service. For systems with an effective rated output of more than 250kW put into service before 1st January 2008, an air conditioning inspection is required by 4th January 2009, and every five years thereafter. For systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW put into service before 1st January 2008, an air conditioning inspection is required by 4th January 2011, and every five years thereafter.
- Display Energy Certificate (DEC)
Display Energy Certificates are only required for buildings with a total useful floor area over 1,000m2 that are occupied by a public authority and institution providing a public service to a large number of persons and therefore visited by those persons. They are valid for one year. The accompanying Advisory Report is valid for seven years.
For more details when and which types of buildings require an EPC, read Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings (PDF, 1027K) (CLG).
For more details on a Landlords responsibility, read Private rented properties EPC: A guide for Landlords (PDF, 684K) (CLG)