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EPC (Home Energy Reports)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) were introduced to help improve the energy efficiency of home and buildings.


From 4th January 2009, EPC's are required by law whenever a new building is built, sold or rented out. The EPC Certificate provides a rating from 'A' to 'G' for the home/building with an 'A' rating being the most energy efficient and a 'G' rating being the least efficient. (the average rating is only a 'D' but with a few inexpensive changes you can improve your rating greatly). 


Our accredited energy assessors produce EPC's alongside an associated report which will recommend improvements to make a building more energy efficient and the most cost effective way to do this.

Home Energy Reports

What is an energy efficiency  rating?


The "energy efficiency" rating is a measure of the overall efficiency of a home. The higher the rating the more

energy efficient the home is and the lower your fuel bills are

likely to be.

The "environmental impact" rating is a measure

in terms of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. The higher the rating the less impact it has on the environment.

What else does the certificate tell you?


The ratings are measured using the same calculations for all homes, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties. Part of the EPC is a report which lists the potential rating that your home could achieve if you made

the recommended changes. 


The EPC report suggestions may include things such as upgrading Loft Insulation, Insulating water pipes, fitting energy efficent light bulbs etc.



It will also include the approximate costs & possible cost savings you could make per year if the improvements are made and how this would

improve the energy and

carbon emission rating

of your property, and 

make it more attractive

for Sale or Rent by

making it 

more energy efficient

and cost effective to run.







Home Energy Reports in Edinburgh

You can view and download examples of the Single Survey, Energy Report or Property Questionnaire from the Scottish Government site by clicking on the image below.

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