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What are Energy Performance Certificates

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What are Energy Performance Certificates

Domestic EPCs – What is Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)?

Newly built buildings in the UK will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Let’s take a look at what these are and why it is important.

An energy performance certificate is required for any domestic building in the UK. It’s important to have one before a building is being sold or rented to tenants. These certificates will outline the energy efficiency of a building. It will also determine whether the building is meeting its requirements.

For these certificates you need to work with a qualified professional. They will know what to look for and how to determine the results for every building. They can also issue the certificate you need to comply. It’s essential that every building owner knows how to adhere to the requirements.

An EPC will tell you how efficient your building is. Energy Performance Certificates are important for many reasons. They should be renewed every 10 years to stay valid. That’s why it’s important to work with a professional, to get a valid certificate and ensure your building is compliant.

If your building is not compliant, you’ll have time to make the necessary building changes. You can then re-apply for a certificate. It’s a good way of knowing where you should improve. This should be done before you rent or sell your building.

Laurence Jay Ltd specialises in energy assessments in Manchester. The company works with clients throughout the UK and has been in business for more than 30 years.