What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Written by Trifonas Mamas, MRICSUpdated 17 January 2023

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document that provides information on the energy efficiency of a building in Cyprus. It is based on a standard assessment procedure that takes into account factors such as the building's insulation, heating and cooling systems, and lighting. The certificate assigns the building an energy efficiency rating on a scale from "A" (the most efficient) to "G" (the least efficient), and includes recommendations for improving the building's energy performance.

To issue an EPC, a qualified assessor must carry out a physical inspection of the building and gather information on its energy-related features. The assessor then uses software to analyze the data and generate the EPC.

Carbon emissions refer to the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Buildings are a major source of these emissions due to the energy used for heating, cooling, and lighting.

The use of renewables, such as solar, wind, and hydro power, can help reduce carbon emissions from buildings. EPCs may include recommendations for incorporating renewable energy sources into the building's systems in order to improve its energy efficiency and reduce its environmental impact.

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