Energy Perfomance Certificates – measuring the wrong things!

Energy Performance Certificates are part of Home Information packs and perhaps they were the rationale for Home Information Packs. The idea was to build a database of the energy performance of homes across the United Kingdom so that at some stage, no doubt when it was too late a cynic would argue, the government could target homes that need to improve their energy efficiency. Continue reading

Energy Performance in homes and domestic energy assessors

In the United Kingdom there is a new profession that has rapidly emerged – that of a domestic energy assessor. These men and women have been trained to assess the energy requirements of homes and issue the energy certificates required for a home information pack. When you sell a house in England and Wales you need to provide a home information pack. An integral part of the home information pack is the Energy Performance Certificate. Continue reading