Energy Performance Certificates are “misleading” and “should no longer be used”

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are “misleading” indicators of zero carbon buildings and should no longer be used as official guides to help lower emissions. New analysis by Ingleton Wood shows actual carbon emissions for electrically heated buildings are around 60% lower than predicted by EPCs, mainly because EPC methodology uses carbon factors set by the […]

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Don’t scrap EPCs, redesign them to show cost, carbon AND energy metric – MPs warned

MPs have been advised that Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) should give equal prominence to cost, carbon and energy, following the design and the visual approach used in food labelling. Energy performance assessment specialist Elmhurst Energy is calling on the Government to make the change, to enable better formulation of future energy efficiency legislation. In its response to […]

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Revealed: The best (and worst) areas for energy efficiency in England and Wales

Revealed: The best (and worst) areas for energy efficiency within homes in England and Wales Everest study analyses 15,623,536 home Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) across the country to reveal the best and worst rated areas for energy efficiency Despite being the most expensive place to live for property prices – London homes are the most […]

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