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MHCLG launches online service for energy performance certificates

02/10/20

UKA Correspondent

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a digital service to help homeowners find an energy performance certificate (EPC) assessor.

Lightbulb emitting energy

It said this should help them to improve the energy performance of their homes and cut bills by up to £600 per year.

The service consists of two websites for finding an existing EPC and getting a new one.

It also houses search data on over 27 million energy assessment and enables policy makers to gather high quality data to understand the energy performance of existing housing stock.

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP said: “This new service is part of our commitment to improving the energy performance of all properties to create a cleaner, greener built environment.

“It will help people to assess if they can improve the energy efficiency of their own homes – helping to improve the environment and save on bills.”

Clean Growth Strategy

The move is part of the is part of the Clean Growth Strategy, which MHCLG is running in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The ministry said that around 40% of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions arise from the way buildings are lit, heated and used so improving the energy efficiency of buildings will be a major factor in meeting the government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

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