Energy Efficiency

Energy Performance

Building Compliance Testing Limited can provide Residential EPC’s. EPC stands for Energy Performance Certificate. Residential or Domestic EPCs were introduced by the European Union (EU) initiative (Directive
2002/92/EC – EPBD) to help improve energy efficiency across all the member states. A Residential EPC is mandatory for residential properties when being sold or let.


Energy Performance Certificates

An Energy Performance Certificate EPC measures the energy efficiency of a property on a scale of A-G. Energy Performance Certificates were introduced in England and Wales in 2007 and are a legal requirement for a building to be sold, let or constructed. Once obtained, an EPC is valid for 10 years.

The Certificate also tells you, on a scale of A-G, about the impact the home has on the environment.

Better-rated homes should have less impact through Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The average property in the UK is in bands D-E for both ratings. The Certificate includes recommendations on ways to improve the home’s energy efficiency to save you money and help the environment.

A Residential EPC rating will depend on:

– The amount of energy used per m²

– The level of carbon dioxide emissions (given in tonnes per year)

When the Residential EPC is lodged, a RRN number will be created, which is located on the top right hand side of the certificate. The certificate can be searched for independently by any prospective buyer or occupier on the non-domestic registry website (

If you are unsure whether your Property requires a Residential EPC, our energy assessors can review your case providing advice.

Other Services

We can also offer a variety of other specialist services through our Partners, including:

– PAS2035 Retrofit Assessments

– Heat Pump Feasibility Assessments

– Property Photography and Floor Plans

– Thermal Imaging

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I book an EPC?

As soon as you speak to a member of our friendly team and book your appointment, you will receive an
order confirmation along with a preparing for your assessment document (if your email is not received
please check your spam or junk folder). Once the Energy Assessor has visited the property you will have your
report completed normally within 24 hours of the property being assessed. You will be emailed when your
EPC is ready for download (again please check your spam folder) and a copy will also be placed on the
governments EPC Register.

We’re friendly and knowledgeable bunch so why not get in touch for a chat. You can always contact Building Compliance Testing with any questions through phone, email or our online chat service.

Don’t worry, we don’t charge for advice given over the phone, so why not ask for a free quote?

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