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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

An Energy Performance Certificate is a document which states the energy efficiency of a building grading from A to G (A is the best performance with the lowest CO2 emissions).

From 4 January 2009, as required by the legislation, an EPC must be displayed for all Public Buildings over 1,000 square meters in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and will be valid for a period of up to ten years.

How do we get the certificates?

A site assessment and the building's drawings are required to gather all relevant data about the building fabric, geometry and the mechanical services (heating, ventilation, hot water and lighting type).

How can we improve your building rating?

From the EPC report, 6 cost-effective improvements (lower cost measures) will be highlighted for increasing the energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and hence the energy bills of the building.

Using the data collected through the report and an energy survey, the most suitable recommendations will be identified and an annual programme of energy saving measures will be drawn up for the public buildings.

The Council progress

Aberdeen City Council has over 100 buildings over 1,000 square meters that require an Energy Performance Certificate. Here are the Public buildings already certified:

The Council is dealing with the remaining properties and an Energy Assessor within the Energy Management Unit is in charge of all the surveys for the Public Buildings.


  • Energy Management Team 
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB