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Green report shows 22m unaware of energy performance certs

More than 20 million British residents don’t know what an energy performance certificate is, despite it being a legally required document for purchasing or renting a property, according to a new report.

The Green Home Company said its research showed that 22m people don’t recognise EPCs despite being a legally-required documentto assess energy efficiency in new homes.

The findings show how those aged 18-24 and 35-44 are least likely to know what an EPC is (50 per cent) whereas 25-34 year olds are most likely (51 per cent).

On a regional basis, people living in Scotland are least likely to know what an EPC is, whereas the Wales and South West region has the most number of people aware.

The Green Home Company’s managing director John Benner said: “The fact that every other person in Britain is unaware of what an EPC is hugely worrying given it plays such an important part in telling us how energy efficient our homes are and therefore, acts as an indicator of where cost savings can be made.  

“With households all over the country feeling the pinch, making sure you know about energy performance certificates is an absolute must.”


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