What is an EPC?
If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you’ve come across the term EPC. And with good reason – it’s become an increasingly important factor in today’s climate, especially when making a purchasing decision. But what exactly is an EPC, and what does it measure?
Put simply, an EPC is a home energy survey that reveals how energy efficient a property is. It provides a rating on a scale of A (very efficient) to G (inefficient) and includes recommendations on how to improve the property’s energy efficiency. Not only is it a legal requirement for those selling, leasing, or renting a property, but it can also give you an indication of how much the property will cost you in energy bills.
The HBF report revealed that a whopping 85% of new build homes were rated A or B, while less than 4% of existing dwellings reached the same standards.
At Castle Green Homes, we pride ourselves on building high-quality homes with EPC ratings of A and B standards. Across all our developments, we prioritise sustainability through thoughtful design, ensuring our homes are thermally efficient without relying on add-on measures – keeping your costs down and your home warm.
How can a good EPC rating benefit me?
- Lower energy bills with a new build home – thanks to their superior construction quality and energy-efficient materials. With potential savings of over £3,100 per year on energy bills from April 2023, our efficient homes are a perfect option for those looking to cut down on rising bills
- Improve property value – selling a property with a good EPC rating will be extremely desirable for house hunters and likely improve the value of your home
- Lower Mortgage – there’s a chance you can receive lower mortgage rates through green mortgages
- Lower your carbon footprint – buying a new build with high energy efficiency will lower your carbon emissions