Energy Performace Certificates
The objective of obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is to comply with the new EPBD directives implemented in the UK over the past 2 years. The certificate presents several key bits of information. Ratings are represented with a chart with grades from ‘A’ to ‘G’ , where ‘A’ is the most energy efficient and ‘G’ is the least. EPC’s can only be obtained by an accredited energy assessor. Our company takes care of employing the right person for the report who will suggest improvements in order to make the building more efficient. These suggestions are an indication only and do not have to be implemented. The idea is to provide prospective tenants or purchasers with up to date information on a building’s efficiency presented in a cost graph and also a CO2 emission chart to highlight environmental impact.
Cutting costs can lead you to reduce your insurance premiums through improved environmental practices. Some studies have shown that 27 per cent of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from domestic homes. It is a known fact that carbon dioxide contributes to climate change.
Why Become Environmentally Friendly?
At the moment the planet is facing climate change issues. Some scientists believe that our behaviour is the cause of it. Every one of us can contribute in small ways to reverse this trend, from turning the thermostat down to buying a more economical car. In this way we can help to safeguard the future of the planet. Oxford University have put in practice a climate model with the help of thousands of volunteers to study and compare average temperatures for summer, winter, spring and autumn around the UK.
You can start reducing your carbon foot print and saving money by instructing an energy performance certificate for your house today.