Whenever a property is built, sold or rented, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be produced for potential buyers or tenants before the property is marketed.
The EPC will tell you how energy efficient a home is by giving it an Energy Efficiency Rating (from 1 to 100) and a band from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). The EPC also gives an indication of how costly the home will be to heat and light and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be. EPCs are produced by qualified assessors who conduct an energy assessment on the property.
The higher the rating number and higher the band on the EPC, the more energy efficient the home is and the lower its fuel bills are likely to be. The average energy efficiency of a home in England and Wales is band D (and a rating of 60).
A typical Berkeley home will have many features that improve its Energy Efficiency Rating. These features will vary from home to home and you should check with your Sales Consultant what features are included in the home you are interested in. Features could include:
High levels of insulation in the walls, floor and roof of the home
Highly energy efficient double (or triple) glazed windows
Energy efficient ventilation systems
Energy efficient heating systems
Low energy lighting
Renewable energy supply