What is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive?

The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was introduced in the UK from January 2006 with a three year implementation period ending January 2009. Its objective is to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions as part of the government’s strategy to achieve a sustainable environment and meet climate change targets agreed under the Kyoto Protocol. The EPBD introduced higher standards of energy conservation for new and refurbished buildings from April 2006 and will require energy performance certification for all buildings when sold or leased. In addition it will introduce regular inspections for larger air conditioning systems and advice on more efficient boiler operation for commercial property

What do we offer?
  • Assistance with meeting EPBD regulations, providing practical advice to ensure that all of your new and refurbished buildings are energy efficient.
  • Assistance in the provision of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and Display Energy Certificates (DECs).
  • A complete site assessment, taking into account air conditioning , heating, ventilation, lighting and the thermal efficiency of the materials used in construction.
  • Identification of areas in which efficiency can be improved and project management services to drive the implementation of our recommendations.
What are the benefits?
  • Meet the legislative requirements of the EPBD.
  • Reduce costs by improving energy efficiency.
  • It is shown that an improvement of two classes in Energy Certification results in a saving of up to £10 / m2 in energy costs.

Please call our building certification team on 01202 682127 or email buildingcert@bluemarkconsultants.com