Sustainability and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Parts of the Building Regulations, including the EPC for Construction, aim to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment.
Designing a living space we need to bear in mind that the energy performance certificate (EPC) must be provided whenever a property is constructed, rented out or sold. The EPC shows the energy efficiency rating (relating to running costs) of a dwelling, accompanied by recommendations on how to improve the energy performance of the building. The rating is shown on an A–G rating scale similar to those used for refrigerators and other electrical appliances. and it looks like this:
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The following are the main domestic micro-generation technologies and the different ways to make more efficient use of energy of the building:
- Home energy generation: Find out more about common renewable energy systems, like solar panels and and wind turbines and we can help you to find the right consultants in order to get advice on installing these technologies to your home
- Energy Saving: Almost half of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions come from energy we use every day – much of it at home. By making more efficient use of energy and reducing waste we can all help prevent climate change - and save money on bills.
Many of these projects are permitted development which means they do not require planning permission providing certain limits and conditions are met.