Guidance

Changes to the energy performance of buildings framework

The documents below describe the April 2012 changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings framework. We have taken steps to make it easier…

Documents

Policy update 1 - the new look domestic Energy Performance Certificate

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Policy update 2 - enhancing the skills of Domestic Energy Assessors

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Policy update 3 - improving the quality of Energy Performance Certificates

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Policy update 4 - opening up access to the national Energy Performance Certificate register

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Policy update 5 - Energy Performance Certificate compliance and enforcement

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New look domestic Energy Performance Certificate

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Detail

The documents below describe the April 2012 changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings framework.

We have taken steps to make it easier for consumers to save money on their fuel bills by:

  • introducing a new look domestic Energy Performance Certificate which is consumer friendly and easy to understand
  • requiring Domestic Energy Assessors to improve their skills and deliver a better customer service
  • opening up access to the Energy Performance Certificate register of more than seven million Energy Performance Certificates
  • amending the Regulations so the Energy Performance Certificate is provided earlier to prospective buyers and tenants, increasing the likelihood of people acting on recommendations which identify cost effective savings.