What is an energy performance certificate?

An Energy Performance Certificate gives detailed information about your property’s energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions. All properties in the UK must have a valid EPC with a rating of 'E' or above before they are sold or let, unless they have an exception.
To receive an EPC, you must have an Energy Assessment Survey carried out at your property. Your Domestic Energy Assessor will perform internal and external inspections to determine how energy efficient your building is and what possible level of efficiency is achievable if improvements are made.
Your assessor will take a look at:
  • Windows
  • Roofs, walls and insulation
  • Boilers and heating systems
  • Renewable energy devices (solar panels or wind turbines)
  • Lighting
  • Fireplaces
  • The building measurements
  • The year the property was built
Once your assessor has performed a full inspection, they will put together your EPC and grade your property’s energy performance: ‘A’ being the most efficient and ‘G’ being the least. 
Learn more about Energy Performance Certificates: EPC Certificates For Landlords 2022