BuildingRating

Sharing Transparency for a More Efficient Future

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom, photo by Iakov Kalinin
Policy Description:

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient your building is using grades from A to G (with ‘A’ the most efficient grade).

Authority in Charge:
Department for Communities and Local Government
Tool Name:
Energy Performance Certificate
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Single-Family, Multi-Family ALL 2008-04-06
Non-Residential Greater Than 10,000 Sq. Meters 2008-04-06
Non-Residential Greater Than 2,500 Sq. Meters 2008-07-01
Non-Residential ALL 2008-10-01
Public/Government ALL 2008-10-01
Exemptions:
The displayed compliance deadlines are only for new construction. For existing buildings, the compliance deadlines are as follows: Single-Family and Multi-Family: 2007-06-01 Non-Residential (> 10,000 sq. meters): 2008-04-06 Non-Residential (> 2,500 sq. meters): 2008-07-01 Non-Residential (all buildings): 2008-10-01 Public/Government: 2008-10-01 Exempted if building is any of the following: listed or officially protected and the minimum energy performance requirements would unacceptably alter it a temporary building only going to be used for 2 years or less used as a place of worship or for other religious activities an industrial site, workshop or non-residential agricultural building that doesn’t use much energy a detached building with a total floor space under 50 square metres due to be demolished by the seller or landlord and they have all the relevant planning and conservation consents A building is also exempt if all of the following are true: it’s due to be sold or rented out with vacant possession it’s suitable for demolition and the site could be redeveloped the buyer or tenant has applied for planning permission to demolish it
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Recipients:
Tenants, Buyers
Transparency Trigger:
Point of Transaction
Transparency Trigger Events:
Purchase/sell (required), Rent (required)
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant.