Industry and Energy INDUSTRY AND ENERGY

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC.
An EPC is required when a building is constructed, rented or sold. A building will need an EPC if it has a roof and walls and uses energy to ‘condition an indoor climate’. This means it has heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation.

EPCs contain:

  • information on your home’s energy use and carbon dioxide emissions;
  • a recommendation report with suggestions to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions.

The building can either be a whole building or part of a building that has been designed or altered to be used separately. If a building is made up of separate units, each with its own heating system, each unit will need an EPC.

LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, otherwise known as LEED, is a voluntary, internationally recognized green building certification program.
LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.