Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Whether a house is being built, sold or rented an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required to provide an overview of a property's energy use and expected energy costs. Property developers are, by law, required to provide an EPC to all prospective buyers or renters. In particular, Scottish law necessitates you must display the EPC somewhere within the property itself.
Once conducted, an Energy Performance Certificate provides information on the energy efficiency of a building and explains how to make the property more energy efficient, thereby helping the tenant reduce the property's carbon emissions.
Once an EPC has been completed it is valid for 10 years and contains:
● Information about a property's energy use and typical energy costs
● Recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money
For NewBuild properties, the EPC is calculated using Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP). For existing buildings the EPC is calculated using Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure (RDSAP)