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How energy efficient is your home?

Energy performance certificate

Following the 26th United Nations climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow, we all know there’s lots we need to do to cut emissions and reduce the UK’s carbon footprint. 28% of our greenhouse gas emissions come from heating, lighting and cooling buildings and that’s why we are carrying out Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) surveys. We are committed to Making Golding Greener and need to know what the EPC rating is for your home so we can upgrade its energy efficiency if necessary. This will help you save money on your energy bills and reduce the environmental impact of your home.  

Our contractor Pennington Choices are sending out letters and making appointments with you to carry out an EPC survey in your home. These surveys will start from 15 November and will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. It will involve our contractors coming into your home to do a brief inspection (including photographs) and checking things like your boiler, heating system, loft and wall insulation, windows, doors and lighting.  

Each surveyor will carry a Pennington Choices photo ID card for these visits, so please make sure you check ID before allowing anyone into your home. Surveyors will follow rules of working safely in people’s homes.

If you would like more information on these surveys, please contact our  Asset Team.  

What is an EPC?

An Energy Performance Certificate - EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. 

It provides an indication of how much it will cost to heat and power a property. It also includes recommendations of energy-efficient improvements, the cost of carrying them out and the potential savings in pounds and pence that each one could generate.

EPCs became a legal requirement in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2008and in Scotland in 2009 for when a building was being sold or rented.

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