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Domestic EPC Certificate Explained

This Blog Explains the parts of an EPC and their relevance in energy-saving measures.

Energy Performance Certificate Header.

This section of an EPC which is called an EPC header, displays the address, property type, and total floor area of the property. It also displays the report reference number which is commonly referred to as “RRN” by EPC assessors. An EPC is Valid for 10 years from the date of the certificate issued through the Gov register.

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Energy Efficiency Rating of an EPC.

The graphical illustration on EPC indicates the energy efficiency rating for the property. The higher the figure in the ‘current’ column the more energy efficient the property is. The figure in the potential’ column is in direct relation to recommendations that appear later in the report.

Based on Current regulations all properties must be rated E or above to be rented unless an exception is registered.

Common facts about ratings


Summary of property Elements in an EPC.

Features of an EPC is on a scale of very poor (least efficient) to very good (most efficient). The rating appears automatically on an EPC by the software on the entries by the assessor, the higher the rating better the description of the element is.

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Recommendations in an EPC.

Based on the information which has been input about each individual dwelling, the software will calculate suggestions for improving the energy efficiency, and these will be in the format as shown below:

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Details of the Assessor and Accreditation Scheme in an EPC.

This part of the EPC gives full contact details of the Energy Assessor who carried out the assessment. Queries about the content of the EPC in the first instance should be to the DEA. The DEAs accreditation scheme details is also shown in this section.

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