Energy performance

Energy performance of buildings Directive

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008 sets out when advice is to be provided, which could make buildings more energy efficient..

You can find out more from the following sections:

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Building owners are legally required to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on construction, sale or rental of a building to a new tenant. The purpose of the EPC is to provide an indication of how energy efficient a building is and to provide advice on how the energy efficiency of the building could be improved. 

There are two types of EPC – one used for dwellings (houses) and the other for all other building types. The format of the EPCs and method of calculation is different for dwellings and non-dwellings. We provide guidance on EPCs that explain when they are required.

Approved organisations

The following organisations have been approved to deliver certification services:

Organisation

Contact details

Dwellings

Non-domestic

Bacra Ltd
15 Atholl Crescent,Edinburgh, EH3 8HA
Website: http://www.bacra.co.uk

H Wilkinson
Telephone: 08456 258770
E-mail: support@bacra.co.uk

Existing

 

 

CIBSE Certification Ltd
222 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BS
Website: http://www.cibseenergycentre.co.uk

Andrew Geens
Telephone: 0208 772 3649
E-mail: epc@cibsecertification.org

 

New construction
Existing

ECMK Ltd
Fore 2, 2 Huskisson Way, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4SS
Website: http://www.ecmk.co.uk

Stephen Farrow
Telephone: 08456 123999
E-mail: info@ecmk.co.uk

New construction
Existing

New construction
Existing

Elmhurst Energy & NHER Accreditation Scheme
Unit 16 St Johns Business Park, Lutterworth, LE17 4HB
Website: http://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk

Telephone: 01455 883250
E-mail: info@elmhurstenergy.co.uk

New construction
Existing

New construction
Existing

Quidos Limited
8 North Parade Buildings, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1NS
Website: http://www.quidos.co.uk/

Catherine Garrido
Telephone: 01225 326 895
E-mail: info@quidos.co.uk

New construction
Existing

New construction
Existing

Sterling Accreditation Limited
Haywood Hall, Bolton Road, Pendlebury, Manchester, M27 8UX
Website: http://www.sterlingaccreditation.com

Mike Gordon
Telephone: 0161 727 4303
Email: info@sterlingaccreditation.com

New construction
Existing

New construction
Existing

Stroma Certification Ltd
4 Pioneer Way, Castleford, WF10 5QU
Website: http://www.stroma.com

Sam Cantil
Telephone: 0845 621 11 11
E-Mail: info@stroma.com

New construction
Existing

New construction
Existing

Scottish EPC register

The Scottish EPC Register can be used to search for individual assessors, or to search for an existing EPC using the unique EPC reference number (if known) or the postcode of the building. 

Some organisations are required to both obtain and display their EPC and guidance leaflet EPC09, sets how where this requirement applies.

Approved software

Carbon dioxide emissions and energy ratings used to produce EPCs are calculated using approved software. There are different types of software used for calculating the different types of EPCs:

EPC figures by local authority

We have published figures of Energy Performance Certificate lodgements by local authority.

More information

We have produced the follow EPC guidance documents that provide more information on specific issues: