Energy Performance Certificate - Residential Homes

Multiple Housing

We specialise in producing Energy Performance Certificates for multiple housing. We can cover anywhere in Northern Ireland for sites with at least 10 houses. For single dwellings we can cover most areas of Northern Ireland.

What is an EPC?

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC (EPBD) was passed into law by the European Parliament in December 2002 and adopted by the 25 Member States, including the UK, in January 2003.

The main aim of the Directive is to promote the improvement of energy performance of buildings and it is left to each member state to develop a framework for energy performance calculation.

The aim is to achieve a 22% reduction in consumption by 2010. EPCs came into force in England and Wales in August of last year as part of the Home Information Packs (HIPS) scheme. There are no plans to introduce HIPs into Northern Ireland.

The European Commission's Directive* on The Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) aims to promote improved energy efficiency through energy performance certificates. All buildings will be required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before they can be marketed for sale or rent. This means that every property brochure must either carry all five pages of the certificate, or reproduce the colour graphs showing the energy assessment and Carbon Dioxide (Co2) impact.

* European Performance of Buildings Directive 2002/91/EC (EPBD)

Do I require a Residential Energy Performance Certificate?

All houses for sale and rent now require an EPC.

Failure to comply could result in a £200 fine per complaint

What is contained within a Residential EPC?

The certificate will provide the energy rating of the building from A - G, where A is the most efficient. The energy rating is based on the characteristics of the building itself and its services (such as heating and lighting). The certificate is accompanied by a report which includes cost effective recommendations to improve the energy ratings. For each improvement indicative paybacks are listed.

How long is the EPC valid for?

A Residential EPC is valid for 10 years unless major modifications to the building have been made within this timeframe.

Who is responsible for commissioning an EPC?

Home owners are responsible for ensuring that an Energy Performance Certificate is made available. Failure to provide an EPC means you may be liable for a fine (£200 per complaint).

Which type of properties are affected?

All dwellings for sale or for rent require a Residential EPC.

How much will a Residential EPC Cost?

We keep things simple; one price of for all houses regardless of location, shape, size or house type.