Sanctuary must, by law, provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to people renting a home from us.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate?
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) gives information about the energy efficiency of the home to be rented. An EPC is similar to the energy performance certificates provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. It provides a rating for the energy performance of a home from A to G, (A is efficient and G is inefficient).
The EPC shows two things about the house:
- The energy-efficiency rating (based on how much the home would cost to run).
- The environmental impact rating (based on how much carbon dioxide is released into the environment from the home).
The rating is based on certain factors including age, heating, lighting, and insulation. The ratings are standard so you can compare the energy efficiency of one home against another. The typical rating for a home is D or E. The certificate is valid for 10 years.
We are working hard to improve energy efficiency, sustainability and to use renewable energy.
We are committed to these goals and are working to reduce our environmental impact.
We are already in the process of piloting a few of the new technologies available on various schemes.
For further information:
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