What Does An EPC Stand For?

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Obi-Austin D.
5
Andrew was brilliant. Great communication throughout and he was fast with producing the certificate. I have already recommended his services to others.
A J.
5
Great communication, arrived on time. Very thorough and diligent. Answered all my questions. Very professional manner. Very happy customer
Steven B.
5
Joel recently did our EPC inspection and was very efficient. He’s friendly and treated our property with great respect. Highly recommended.
David J.
5
On time gave me a call to let me know he was on the way to the property and gave me the report within 48 hours…polite and courteous!
Mario M.
5
Prop View did an excellent and thorough full survey of my prospective property. Availability was good, the report was prompt and they were happy to answer all my questions in detail. I didn't feel rushed in any way. Would definitely use again.
Richard T.
5
Booking was easy and timely. Denis rang to confirm his arrival and did the work efficiently and was polite and friendly. Report arrived soon after.
Paresh V.
5
Harsh was brilliant, on time, experienced, he is reasonably priced and did the EPC same day too. Quick turnaround. Highly recommend to others.
Richard W.
5
Found Nirav on MyConstructor and as the reviews were positive and his pricing super-competitive, I chose him to carry out an EPC and floor plan for my newly refurbished flat that I was renting. Nirav contacted me immediately, explained the process, met me at the property on time and was tidy, friendly, very polite and quick! I explained to him that I was in a hurry and within 36 hours I had both the EPC and floor plan (Jpeg and PDF). That is very impressive! I would not hesitate in recommending.
Sanna O.
5
My experience was great, Furqan Zia had a great communication skills, explained everything patiently and really pleasant person. Before his arrival he called me and said that he was on time. Everything went smoothly. I also got appointment that I wanted.
Paul H.
5
Really happy with the service. Arrived on time, very professional. We have used Kevin at MLX 3 times now for EPCs and will definitely use again.
Richard R.
5
Sateesh was great on our survey, accommodated a short notice schedule change with ease and courtesy. very efficient and polite. highly recommended.
Michael K.
5
Arrived bang on time and was polite and respectful obviously very knowledgable in his field explaining and answering my questions without hesitation excellent
Sonia B.
5
Paula was great. Friendly and professional, she worked quickly and efficiently. Would recommend without reservation. Thanks, Paula!
Maureen B.
5
Worked with me to meet at empty property. Really helpful and informative Received certificate within the hour Would request him by name again Highly recommend him
Daliah S.
5
George was very pleasant and informative. He gave me lots of useful tips for improving the energy rating in the future. He is very experienced and professional and I would highly recommend him.
Sahil K.
5
Very nice and knowledgeable. Turned up on time and walked us through the process and results. Gave helpful advice on things to improve as well. Would definitely recommend him
Nick T.
5
Callum arrived on time, really good communications, he was respectful and friendly and delivered the very quickly after his visit. I’d highly recommend.
Leslie H.
5
He phoned me to see if he could come earlier than planned, to which I agreed. He was efficient, knowledgeable, polite and friendly.
Melissa M.
5
Chris was great. Arrived early checked everything out and was very helpful. Reassured me that the work carried out had improved the home for the future.
Wojciech P.
5
My EPC inspector was very professional courteous. I would definitely recommend AG Site Solutions Ltd to anyone looking for EPC, inventory checks etc.
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What Does EPC Stand For?

An energy performance certificate (EPC) is a document that certifies the environmental and economic performance of a building. The document typically includes an assessment of the building's energy consumption, renewable energy use, emissions, and waste management. 

In the UK, an EPC is also known as a building performance certificate (BPC). An EPC can help reduce the overall carbon footprint of a building. The document can also help improve the energy efficiency of a building.

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a UK-based standard for measuring the energy performance of buildings. The standard was developed by the UK's Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

An EPC may be issued to a new or existing building, or to an alteration. The document may certify that the building meets a certain level of energy efficiency, or it may provide information on how the building could be improved. The EPC can be used as the basis for awarding government subsidies or for marketing purposes.

The European Union has set minimum standards for EPCs and related documents, including an Energy Performance Index (EPI), which is used to compare the levels of efficiency of different buildings.


What Is EPC Rating?

The EPC is issued by certifying organizations, such as the UK Green Building Council (GBC), and shows how much energy the building uses, the amount of CO2 emissions it produces, and how much renewable energy it generates.

The EPC ratings are based on six categories: environmental impact, resource use, emissions, indoor environmental quality, health and comfort, and durability. The environmental impact category includes topics like climate change mitigation and renewable energy use. The resource use category includes topics like water conservation and reducing waste. Emissions include topics like reducing toxic emissions and creating green roofs. Indoor environmental quality includes topics like air quality and noise levels. Health and comfort includes topics like thermal insulation and day lighting. Durability includes topics like earthquake resistance and fire protection

What Do The EPC Ratings Mean?

The EPC rating system is used in the UK and many other countries to measure the energy consumption and environmental performance of products and services.

The EPC rating system is based on the concept of annual energy consumption (AEC). An EPC rating is a three-part rating, with part A measuring the building envelope, part B measuring the insulation levels, and part C measuring the mechanical and electrical performance. The higher the rating of a building, the greater its efficiency.

The EPC is a mandatory certification for new buildings in the United Kingdom. The EPC rating evaluates a building's energy performance and provides an indication of the amount of energy that the building can consume over its lifetime without compromising its occupants' comfort or safety.

The EPC ratings are expressed in terms of kWh/ year, with A being the best performance and G the worst. Every new UK building must be certified as having at least an A rating, and most will have ratings from A+ to G. A+ is the most environmentally friendly and it is equivalent to a US LEED Gold rating, while G indicates a building that is not suitable for occupancy. Buildings rated C or lower may only be used for specific purposes such as warehouses or industrial plants.


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To achieve these goals, an EPC must include:

The structure, operation, maintenance and monitoring of the building must also be considered when issuing an EPC. The EPC should be updated every three years.

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