'EPC for Buildings' call for evidence outcome released

The Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has finally released its outcome to the ‘Energy Performance Certificates for buildings’ call for evidence alongside an action plan.

The call for evidence was originally released in July 2018 and sought evidence on how EPCs currently perform in terms of quality, availability and encouraging action to improve energy efficiency. The government received over 200 responses and from this has developed an action plan to ensure that EPCs are 'fit for the future'

The action plan aims to deliver:

  • An EPC system that produces accurate, reliable and trusted EPCs
  • An EPC that engages consumers and supports policies to drive action
  • A data infrastructure fit for the future of EPCs

Stuart Fairlie, Technical and Operations Director of Elmhurst Energy, comments: "Our conference back in 2018 focused on the questions raised by this call for evidence, and although it has been over 2 years, we are certainly pleased to see the outcome of this call for evidence finally released. It is good to see government acknowledging the importance of EPCs within current and future policy and are very interested to see how the effectiveness of the EPC can be maximised."

Elmhurst will be spending the next few days reviewing the 'EPC for Buildings Action Plan' in full and we will present our thoughts on this in the near future. In the meantime we very much welcome any comments from members or other industry stakeholders following this documents release.

Link to Call for Evidence Outcome: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-performance-certificates-in-buildings-call-for-evidence

Published: 30/09/20

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