Elmhurst members lodge one million EPCs!

Elmhurst Energy is delighted to report that one million Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) were lodged by members in 2019!

An EPC rates the energy efficiency of a property from A to G (A being the most efficient and G being the least).

Since its inception in 2007, the EPC has given property owners valuable energy performance information, which they have been able to use to identify potential cost savings and improvements.

The EPC has proved itself a versatile tool in the energy efficiency industry, which policy makers have used to identify, measure and tackle fuel poverty, as a well as energy use and carbon emissions.

Most recently they have been used to implement the Government’s Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in 2018, whereby all private rented properties must be at least an E rating before being let.

There is no doubt that the EPC will play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment, which currently accounts for 40% of the UK’s carbon footprint. The Government’s pledge to become carbon neutral in 2050 will mean an increase in bold initiatives, many of which will utilise the EPC.

Elmhurst looks forward to the exciting chapter ahead for EPCs and would like to congratulate members on the fantastic milestone that was achieved last year. 

Article published 4th February 2020

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