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If you’re buying or renting a property, you may have heard of EPCs or Energy Performance Certificates. But what are they, and why are they important?

An EPC is a certificate that gives information about the energy efficiency of a property, using a scale of A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). It also includes information about the environmental impact of the property, including its carbon dioxide emissions.

EPCs are required by law for most properties that are sold or rented in the UK. This includes homes, commercial buildings, and industrial premises. The certificate must be provided to prospective buyers or tenants before the property is marketed.

EPCs are important for several reasons. Firstly, they help to raise awareness about energy efficiency and encourage property owners to make improvements to their buildings. This can help to reduce energy consumption, lower carbon emissions, and save money on energy bills.

Secondly, EPCs can be used by property owners and tenants to compare the energy efficiency of different buildings. This can be useful when making decisions about renting or buying a property, or when making improvements to an existing property.

Finally, EPCs are important for meeting legal requirements. Failure to provide an EPC when required can result in fines and legal action.


EPCs are an important tool for improving the energy efficiency of buildings, reducing carbon emissions, and saving money on energy bills. They are required by law for most properties that are sold or rented in the UK, and provide useful information for property owners, tenants, and buyers.

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