Guidance

Approved software for the production of non-domestic Energy Performance Certificates

The latest list of approved software for the production of non domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

Documents

MHCLG approved national calculation methodologies and software programs for buildings other than dwellings

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The latest list of approved software for the production of non domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Air Conditioning Inspection Reports (ACIRs).

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) became part of EU law in December 2002. The EPBD has been implemented into law via the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (as amended) in respect of sales and lettings, and in regulation 24 of the Building Regulations 2010 in respect of the duty on construction.

Regulation 24 of the Building Regulations 2010 requires the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to approve a National Calculation Methodology (NCM) for calculating the energy performance of buildings.

All software that is used to assess the energy performance of buildings must be validated to ensure that it operates in a manner, and to a standard, consistent with the NCM before it can be approved by the Secretary of State.

In respect of ACIRs the software is approved as fit for commercial use in its current state and form to generate an inspection report.

Published 18 December 2012
Last updated 31 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added updated list of approved software.
  2. Replaced list of approved software for the production of non domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) published on 26 June 2014, with updated version.
  3. Updated the approved national calculation methodologies and software programs for buildings other than dwellings.
  4. First published.