Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Providers of Bournemouth Dorset
Domestic Energy Performance Certificates (also called EPCs and Energy Efficiency Certificates)
The Energy Performance Certificate is similar to the certificates now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.
Its purpose is to record how energy-efficient a property is as a building. The certificate will provide a rating of the property from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is very inefficient.
Two ratings are shown. The environmental impact rating is a measure of a home's impact on the environment in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) 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.
Each rating is based on the performance of the building itself and its services (such as heating and lighting), rather than the domestic appliances within it. This is known as an asset rating. The certificate also lists the potential rating of the building if all the cost-effective measures were installed.
The ratings will vary according to the age, location, size and condition of the building. The potential rating on the certificate will take these factors into account, and the suggested measures will be tailored so that they are realistic for the particular building
Why Energy Rate your property?
Let us explain...
Climate change is becoming an increased concern in the UK and throughout the world.
Levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, is one of the main causes of climate change, having risen by more than a third since the industrial revolution and now rising faster than ever before. This has led to rising temperatures and some significant environmental changes.
In light of these concerns, the Government has committed to a target of a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
In terms of CO2 emissions, buildings are the biggest culprit in the UK, with domestic homes contributing more greenhouse gases than other buildings. Up to a third of all CO2 emissions from the UK are from domestic homes.
The Government seeks to change attitudes by raising awareness by giving home owners consistent information on how energy efficient their properties are and how efficient they could be.
Did you Know?|
A typical 1960’s house could have its fuel bills reduced by £200 per year for an average expenditure of about £500 on additional insulation – an effective rate of return
Energy Ratings provide a measure of the fuel cost and CO2 emissions of a property, similar to the miles-per-gallon and exhaust emission figures published for new cars.
Everyone wins with energy conservation; the householder spends less money on fuel, the Government meets its targets and scarce natural resources are conserved.
There is considerable scope for improvement – more than 75% of cavity wall homes remain un-insulated and more than 60% of loft spaces have less than 100mm of loft insulation and most heating systems are poorly controlled with low efficiency.
Improvements in thermal performance are excellent investments for the home owner.