Energy performance certificates (EPCs) were introduced in 2007. Yet in a report last month the Climate Change Committee gave warning that the certificates had “extensive issues” and that there was an urgent need to make them fit for purpose. Emily Gosden discusses the problem in an article on The Times website. Energy certificate ‘flaws’ … Continue reading Calls to overhaul the Energy Performance Certificate system in UK underpinning the ratings amid mounting evidence that they are inaccurate
An Everest study analyses 15,623,536 home Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the country to reveal the best and worst rated areas for energy efficiency. It is explained in an article on the Open Access Government website. Revealed: The best and worst areas for energy efficiency Britain’s houses are some of the oldest and coldest … Continue reading Analysing Britain’s Energy Performance Certificates
What is your experience with EPCs? Ten years after their introduction DECs and EPCs provide a fascinating snapshot of the state of the UK’s building stock even if compliance is still far from perfect. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, explains in an article in the April 2019 issue of Energy in … Continue reading The impact of energy performance certificates
The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive calls for two types of energy certificates. One is for public buildings and it allows the public to see the improvements made in energy performance. When the directive was being negotiated 15 years ago, Britain was definitely amongst the leaders. Compliance may be patchy, but DECs bring clear … Continue reading Display Energy Certificates bring clear benefits . . . so why the reluctance of governments?