An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an official document which states the energy consumption and performance of a building or a particular part of it. An EPC can only be issued by certified energy performance engineers who have been trained and certified by the Ministry of Energy and Environment.
In order to obtain an EPC, a compulsory assessment is performed, in which measurements and checks of the building’s energy performance are carried out prior to issuing. After the EPC has been issued, the building, or parts of it, is placed in one of the energy categories pre-set by the EU and local authorities. In addition, the inspector can provide clients with optional directives for an energy performance upgrade of the building in order to achieve the maximum possible economy of energy.