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Recommendation reports

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Energy performance certificates must contain a recommendation report.

An energy performance certificate (EPC) must include a recommendation report.[1] The report is issued by the same energy assessor who issued the EPC.

A recommendation report must include:[2]

  • recommended cost-effective measures that could be carried out in connection with a major renovation of the building
  • recommended cost-effective measures that could be carried out without the necessity of a major renovation
  • information on where the owner/tenant can obtain more details about the energy efficiency of the building
  • information on the steps to be taken to implement the recommendations.

All measures included in the report must be technically feasible for the building in question.[3] A recommendation report included in an EPC will be valid for 10 years from the date of the certificate.[4]

[1] reg 9(1)(d) Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/3118.

[2] reg 4(2) Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/3118.

[3] reg 4(3) Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/3118.

[4] reg 4(4) Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 SI 2012/3118.

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