(From Government News Network (Was Hermes-Government Press Releases))
] DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 011 25 January 2007 Boost for Energy Performance Certificates to help tackle climate change as part of 1st June HIPS package
A new consultation published today will boost efforts to tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency by proposing estate agents must include Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) with their property particulars for the first time.
This would give consumers better access to information, helping them make new green choices by comparing energy costs between homes.
EPCs, energy ratings for homes, will give consumers for the first time information about the energy efficiency of properties, and practical steps to reduce carbon emissions and save on energy bills.
To increase awareness of the …