All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If you own a home, getting an energy performance survey done could help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.
What are EPCs?
Much like the multi-coloured sticker on new appliances, EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and give it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). EPCs let the person who will use the building know how costly it will be to heat and light, and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be.
The EPC will also state what the energy-efficiency rating could be if improvements are made, and highlights cost-effective ways to achieve a better rating. Even if you rent your home, some improvements noted on the EPC may be worth implementing, such as switching to more energy-efficient light bulbs.
EPCs are valid for 10 years from when issued.
Why get an EPC?
Your property’s EPC needs to be available to potential buyers as soon as you start to market your property for sale or rent. You must get an approved Domestic Energy Assessor to produce the EPC.
If you implement any of the energy efficiency recommendations outlined in your EPC, you may wish to get a fresh EPC done to include these improvements.
EPCs and Energy Efficiency Schemes
Customers in England, Wales and Scotland wishing to get payments or claim grants under ECO, Green Deal, Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, Feed-in-Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive will in most cases need to produce an eligible existing EPC and or Green Deal Advice Report.
We have all the necessary skills and experience delivering a wide range of energy assessments, helping our client’s access available schemes and grants, to cost effectively realise the benefits offered by making energy efficiency improvements.
Our fully qualified and accredited team of energy professionals works nationwide providing the support that is exactly right for you. We are equipped to handle as many property visits and assessments as are required, from single properties through to multi property projects, including evening and weekend appointments.
- Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
- Green Deal Advice Reports (GDARs)
- Energy Company Obligation (ECO) eligibility surveys
- Non Domestic Energy Assessments (NDEAs)
- Display Energy Certificates (DECs)
- Floor Plans
- Feasibility Studies
- Stock assessment and energy audits
- Low carbon and sustainability strategies
- Fully managed bespoke energy efficiency programmes
- Home visits, tenant liaison and engagement
Quality, value and expertise
Every aspect of our work is focused on providing the highest-quality service and excellent customer experience.
This is achieved through the rigorous training of our assessors and advisors, all of whom are fully accredited. Their authoritative guidance will give clients and tenants real confidence in their recommendations.
Ellipse Energy holds the Green Deal Approved Quality Mark. This shows we are a fully authorised Green Deal Advice Organisation (GDAO). All our processes have been thoroughly checked and we are subject to regular audit and review. We also, of course, hold full insurance cover.
However, for us, customer service skills are as important as technical know-how. You can rely on us to give our assessors enough time to do the job properly; you can rely on our assessors to turn up as agreed and complete paperwork on schedule; and you can rely on our office staff to handle your administration promptly and accurately.
All of this means that with Ellipse Energy, you can be sure of:
- Skilled, knowledgeable and reliable support
- A coordinated, responsive and efficient service
- A thorough approach
- A clear focus on you and your customer at every stage
- Competitive pricing