Energy Performance Certificates for buildings: call for evidence

Closed 19 Oct 2018

Opened 26 Jul 2018


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a widely used measure of the energy performance of buildings, both in the residential and commercial sectors, and are a key tool in promoting energy efficiency improvements to buildings.

We’re seeking evidence on how EPCs are currently performing against 3  attributes:

  • quality
  • availability
  • encouraging action to improve energy efficiency

We also outline suggestions for improvement, many of which have been advocated by businesses and industry representatives. Additional ideas are welcome, as are views about the relative impact of the ideas listed, and how they might be implemented to best effect.

We would be interested in hearing from:

  • building owners and occupiers in both the domestic and non-domestic sectors,
  • estate agents and others involved in the sale or lease of buildings,
  • all parts of the energy efficiency products supply chain, EPC assessors, accreditation bodies,  software providers and enforcement bodies,
  • anyone else who regularly uses EPCs


  • Low carbon technologies
  • Construction
  • Technology (R&D)
  • Property
  • Finance
  • Installer
  • Energy assesor
  • Landlord
  • Consumer organisations
  • Consumers
  • Universities
  • Science Policy organisations and thinktanks
  • Researchers
  • Innovation community
  • Thinktanks
  • Local government
  • Charities and Third Sector organisations
  • Non-Government Organisations
  • Civil Society Organisations


  • Innovation
  • Saving energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing
  • Saving energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Housing