EPC Scotland Limited offers the Scottish property marketplace an extensive Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) service, which includes both comprehensive and specific SIPA tariffs for new domestic properties. They have one of the largest installers in Europe and one of the biggest expert teams in Europe. They have developed a wide range of efficient and state-of-the-art systems that offer state-of-the-art energy savings and best return on investment. These include everything from new boiler installation to an integrated cooling and heating system to a high-performance dual-use appliances depot. The company is fully committed to building a sustainable future and offers secure and competitive pricing with an excellent performance guarantee.
A detailed Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) comparison is carried out, taking into account a number of different elements. The majority of providers will provide a detailed analysis based on an assessment made by a qualified Energy Assessment Methodologiser (EA), while many others will base their analysis on information provided by the individual property owner. Most providers will use a standard set of measurements called an Annual Energy Consumption (EAOC). The majority of assessments will also take into account the average fuel consumption of a typical customer during the year, as well as take into account the amount of electricity used to power any domestic appliance and the efficiency of any boiler or heat pump.
An example of an analysis report is called an Installation Needs Statement (ESIS), and the format and detail can be seen on the web-based Scottish Compare website. Each report is split into two sections – one for new construction and one for refurbishment. Both covers the same basic topics but it is the new construction section which uses more detailed language and more descriptive images than the refurbishment report. You can request an analysis report to be emailed to you or printed directly from the provider’s website.
An EPC Scotland certificate is issued following the submission of an application form. This is where you provide detailed information about the types of energy efficient properties you would like to have in your property and the energy ratings for each one. Some companies will request a copy of your Building Research Assessment (BER) report, which is a document which sets out the objectives of a project and identifies risks associated with implementing its proposed methods of implementation. This is a document which would be used to assess the effectiveness of the planned measures.
After providing this information an assessor will carry out their investigation. In order to make an accurate rating system, the assessor must carefully examine all data which is provided in order to make a reliable rating. They will evaluate both the energy efficiency and the environmental performance of a property.
All ratings are based on several key criteria and these criteria are measured throughout Scotland. The criteria, which are used to rate different properties, will vary between different local areas. Generally, rating systems are used in order to provide the consumer with an indication of the cost of living. Rating certificates can help the consumer to compare prices across different properties.
When considering the purchase of an energy efficient property in Scotland, you may wish to consider the various energy rating certificates which are available. These ratings can be found online. You may also wish to visit your local town office and speak to someone who can assist you with rating applications. In some cases the ratings offered by these offices may differ from those which are found online.
To apply for an energy rating you will need a valid Scotland electricity supplier. These ratings are only available for domestic buildings. If you wish to find out more about the ratings for commercial properties, you will need to contact a ratings agency. The ratings offered by the agencies do not take into account any improvements which may have been made to a property. If you have questions about the energy efficiency of a property you should contact the Scottish ratings body, The Energy Performance Certificate Company.