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					                   How to Find an Energy Assessor
New legislation was introduced in 2007 called the Energy Performance of
Buildings (Certificates and Inspections (England and Wales)) Regulations.

At the same time the Home Information Pack Regulations were introduced.

These regulations are relevant to anyone selling a home, or letting out
dwellings and commercial properties.

The regulations may require you to provide an Energy Performance Certificate
(EPC) which gives a rating on the energy performance of a property.

What is an EPC?

The EPC shows the Energy Efficiency Rating and the Environmental Impact
Rating of a property. Each rating is shown on an A – G rating scales similar to
those used for fridges and other electrical appliances.

A recommendation report accompanies the rating – this shows how to improve
the energy efficiency. There is no statutory requirement to carry out any of the
measures stated in the recommendation report.

Who produces the EPC?

An accredited assessor must produce the EPC.

How do I Find an Energy Assessor?

     •   The EPC register at www.epcregister.com has a search facility to
         locate assessors in a given postcode area.
     •   Lists may be held by lettings and management agents and also
         estate agents.
   Various trade organisations such as:
   www.whatstheidea.net1
   www.dealocal.co.uk
   www.epc4u.com




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                   please telephone Norfolk Trading Standards on 0344 800 8013
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