Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Energy Performance Certificates provide an overview of buildings’ energy efficiency.
What do I need to know?
EPCs are an indicator of energy performance and can be used as a building-specific benchmark on how buildings should perform.
The usual EPC is valid for 10 years and mandatory for selling, buying, and renting real estate.
They're pivotal in establishing average benchmarks, making it easier to compare the energy efficiency of various buildings through an A-G energy efficiency classification.
Moreover, EPCs is an important part of managing taxonomy reporting and can be a safety net under consumption data. When it comes to regulation, EPC are essential to ensure compliance with specific energy-efficiency requirements such as the EU's Fit for 55 with a level E EPC on all non-residential buildings. The certificates can be used as a quick go-to indicator of energy performance and as a tool to align with international standards.
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