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The call for evidence received a total of 229 responses from a wide range of stakeholders whose evidence is set out in summary of responses document.
The action plan builds on the views expressed as part of the call for evidence - for each priority area we have set out actions which we will take forward to ensure EPCs are fit for the future.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a widely used measure of the energy performance of buildings, both in the residential and commercial sectors, and are a key tool in promoting energy efficiency improvements to buildings.
We’re seeking evidence on how EPCs currently perform against 3 attributes:
- encouraging action to improve energy efficiency
We also outline suggestions for improvement, many of which have been advocated by businesses and industry representatives. The list of suggestions is not exhaustive, and inclusion or exclusion should not be taken as an indication of government policy. Additional ideas are welcome, as are views about the relative impact of the ideas listed, and how they might be implemented to best effect.
We would like to hear from:
- building owners and occupiers in both the domestic and non-domestic sectors
- estate agents and others involved in the sale or lease of buildings
- all parts of the energy efficiency products supply chain - EPC assessors, accreditation bodies, software providers and enforcement bodies
- anyone else who regularly uses EPCs