Are EPC’s are outdated and should they be scrapped?
EPC’s are outdated and do not support energy efficiency and low carbon heating measures. They should be replaced with Building Renovation Passports according to the Environmental Audit Committee, which is made up of MPs from all parties.
All this comes about from the Government’s commitment to become net zero by 2050. Currently there are approximately 19million UK properties that would to be upgraded to meet the EPC band C. It is reported that on average it would cost £18,000 per home to achieve this. This is a massive task and far greater than what was originally estimated.
To hit this task of net zero by 2050 it is being proposed that the government must front load schemes such as Home upgrade grants, social housing decarbonisation and phase two of the green homes grant to stimulate activity.
There are lots of recommendations from the committee, but the main focus will be on what support both financially and educationally the government can give to the industry to help this become a reality.
Is the EPC outdated an impossible for people to hit?
Is there a better way to ensure properties are being energy efficient?