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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

“Thank you for your prompt action in both contact and carrying out our survey”

M Gordon, Peterhead Dec 2018

“Thank you for your helpfulness and promptness. It is a breath of fresh air :-)”

H. Buckingham, Aberdeenshire Nov 2018

What is an EPC?

EPC pictureAn Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) provides an indication of the heating efficiency of a property.  For existing dwellings built before January 2013 it is compiled by a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) carrying out a site inspection and entering the data into government approved RdSAP software which produces the unique certificate for that property.  The EPC shows how efficiently the space and water is heated in the property.  It includes approximate heating/lighting costs and environmental impact (CO2 rating), and recommendations to reduce them.   All EPCs in Scotland are lodged on the Energy Savings Trust Scottish EPC register.  Each EPC is identified by and can be retrieved using a unique 20 digit reference number.

When is an EPC required?

In Scotland EPCs are required by law when selling or renting any property including holiday homes.  They are also required when applying for Feed-In-Tariff (FITs) or Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments.

New build dwellings require a differently calculated SAP EPC


How can Aissac help?

Elmhurst Certificate 543Ruth Ogilvie is an Accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and On Construction Domestic Energy Assessor (OCDEA) with Elmhurst Energy Ltd.

As a DEA, Ruth can provide EPCs for solar PV installations as well as rental purposes and also RHI applications.  For solar PV, in order to qualify for the Feed-In-Tariff the property that the solar PV is connected to must reach a level D or better in the EPC, before the PV is installed.  Aissac will survey the property prior to installation to ensure this is possible and lodge/issue the EPC during commissioning.


When can Aissac NOT carry out an EPC?

Currently Aissac cannot carry out Green Deal Assessments, Home Reports for selling houses, or EPCs for commercial properties.

What will it cost?

Our current rates for producing an Existing Dwellings (domestic) EPC depend on how many bedrooms the property has and are:

One to two bedrooms from £60
Three to Four bedroomsfrom £70
Five beds and over from £80

Aissac do not charge VAT since we are not currently VAT registered.

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