Energy Performance Certificate
(EPCs) are part of the HIPs (Home Informations Packs) from August 2007 and needed to determine the A to G Scale for each building. How is the rating for buildings with ICF/PIF/Styrostones?
The certificate uses a scale from A to G to define the impact a home has on the environment and on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The average property in the UK is in band D or E for both ratings. It is increasingly becoming a pre requisite of most local planning authorities that any new dwellings achieve a minimum of code 3 for sustainable homes to gain full planning permission.
For getting a rating, amongst others the following points will have to be checked:
Using ICF/PIF/Styrostones will assist you very much in achieving your goals for energy saving and a better rating than traditional homes, actually, they are a precondition for best insulated walls by just keeping them as thin as possible.