Energy consumption is a very prominent topic in our current government, and an increased awareness in the effects that carbon emissions have on our environment are made aware to us through the media.
Buildings and their usage account for almost half of the total energy consumption in the UK, causing widespread concern on what the effect of such usage will have in our immediate future.
Energy performance certificates, or EPC’s as they’re known, were made a legally required document in 2008 for anyone selling or renting out a property. EPC testing allows property to be aware not only of how efficient their building currently is, but also how that efficiency can be improved both short term and long term.
Obtaining an EPC requires testing from a certified assessor, such as leading North East based firm Green Zone Surveys, who are independent and provide building compliance services.
If you are concerned about lack of compliance in your building, or require advice on TM44 or the EPC register, please visit http://www.greenzonesurveys.com, where you will find a wealth of information on the next steps you need to take.