The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings came into effect progressively from 2007 and is an important part of government strategies for tackling climate change. The principle underlying the Directive is to make energy use in buildings transparent by the issuing of a certificate showing the energy rating of a property, accompanied by recommendations on how to improve efficiency. This energy performance certificate (EPC) must be provided whenever a property is constructed, rented out or sold. The EPC shows the energy efficiency rating (relating to running costs) of a dwelling.
An On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA) assesses new build properties from plans. They also assess homes undergoing major refurbishment, extensions or other new building work that requires Building Control approval.
All homes are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This certificate must be shown to Building Control.
Our unique selling point is that as a Chartered Building consultancy, we are able to give pracitical advise on how best to achieve a pass.