Planning, building and the environment
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and New Homes: A Builders Guide

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and New Homes: A Builder's Guide

Published 1 October 2007
Type(s) Manuals leaflets and booklets, Good practice and guidance
Site Planning, building and the environment
Product code 07SB05065
Price Free


Buildings account for almost half of the energy consumption and carbon emission in the UK. The ways in which we light, heat and use our buildings all contribute to this.

From 6 April 2008 it will be law to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for all new and newly built homes that are completed after that date. This booklet gives advice on the requirements for new homes.

It covers:

  • what this means in practice
  • who needs one
  • how to obtain an EPC.

This is one of a series of booklets providing information on the energy peformance of buildings. Other titles in the series are available via the links on the right.


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