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Useful Links to make your Highgate home warm and low energy

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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are a rating scheme, used in official processes to summarise the energy efficiency of a building.

  • A and B levels from an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is broadly very cosy with low (or zero) energy bills.
  • C and D typically suggests double glazed windows, insulation, solar panels.
  • E is cold and draughty.
  • F and G are poor living conditions, as well as wasting CO2 and ££s on wasted heat.

The Association for the Conservation of Energy studied EPCs in London in 2016 and discovered that, whilst only 1% of homes in London were rated G, and 4% were F a massive 20% were E and 50% were D. EPCs are only required when a home is built, sold or rented out, so the percentage of cold old homes is likely to be higher. click here for data

To check on the EPC for your building, or any other building, search for ‘EPC register’ and enter a post code to pick the required address.