New energy performance certificate (EPC) requirements from 9 January 2013

3rd January 2013

Following a recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in England and Wales, the government has announced important changes to the requirements regarding energy performance certificates (EPCs), effective from 9 January 2013.

Briefly, the main changes are as follows:

  • It will no longer be necessary to attach the front page of the EPC to particulars;
  • Property advertisements to include details of energy performance certificate rating where available;
  • An EPC certificate will no longer be required for listed buildings; and
  • There are also changes to the requirements for the display of certificates in certain commercial buildings.

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) provided a set of guidance documents that may be read here –

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/improving-the-energy-efficiency-of-our-buildings

Share This Post

More Blog Posts

Introducing Fitwel Version 3

Fitwel is a sustainability standard with a focus on designing and implementing healthy buildings that enhance the occupant’s wellbeing and supports healthy communities. This article

Find Out More »

Earth Day 2024

To celebrate Earth Day 2024 a number of volunteers from the Element Sustainability team spent some time litter picking in our local community. As the

Find Out More »

Changes to BREEAM Fees

As part of their annual review, the BRE have today announced that they will be increasing their registration, QA and certification fees by approximately 10%

Find Out More »