New EPC Register launched
The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register was launched on 20th September 2020 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The team at Elmhurst has worked hard in the weeks leading up to the launch (including over the weekend) to ensure there was a seamless transition for Elmhurst members. We are happy to report that no major issues have been reported and, for many, it’s business as usual!
We made sure all of our members were aware of the change through email communications, news items and social media posts. As such, we’ve found that many of our members were ready for the change.
What has changed?
The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register has consolidated the existing England, Wales and Northern Ireland domestic and non-domestic registers into one single location.
The new Energy Performance of Buildings Central Register will consolidate the existing England, Wales and Northern Ireland domestic and non-domestic registers into one single location.
What do the new register and Energy Certificates look like?
The Government has also changed the design and content of Energy Certificates to ensure that the most relevant information is available and easy to follow for home owners and tenants.
Take a look for yourself at the new register.
Elmhurst's Managing Director, Martyn Reed, comments: “This change has been very significant for Elmhurst with almost every application and back office system requiring some form of development. The new Energy Certificate format is not a great step change, but is a platform onto which further developments can be made, including the recommendations that came from the Energy Certificate consultation from 2019. Very few of us welcome change, but we believe that this is a necessary step to ensure that energy certificates remain fit for purpose. With the data now clearly owned and controlled by Government, we are excited by the opportunities that will come to improve both compliance and the energy efficiency of the buildings in which we live and work”.
Further information and FAQs from Elmhurst: https://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk/central-register-information