The Government has launched a new EPC register and Energy Certificates.
Today, the Government is launching a new Central EPC Register for the Energy Performance of Buildings for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This will make a difference to how Energy Assessors work, and will also affect estate agents, solicitors, building control bodies and other organisations and companies who receive Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) or Display Energy Certificates (DECs).
The register is changing because the government has made a decision to bring it ‘in-house’ following the completion of their contract with Landmark. The new register has been launched by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) and will consolidate both domestic and non-domestic EPCs into one single location.
We are expecting the Government’s user experience to be similar to their other .gov websites with a view to engaging building owners to use the register to obtain their Energy Certificates and further information. We are hoping we can pass on a ‘weblink’ to customers to connect them directly to the new website.
The way we work, as Energy Assessors, will change slightly, however, the new Energy Certificate formats are not very different from the old ones. These changes will ensure that energy certificates will remain fit for purpose and the government will clearly own and control registrations.
If you would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01273 458484.