Energy Performance Certificate
Uus Maa Real Estate can issue the Energy Performance Certificate in its Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi offices, where Uus Maa has licensed specialists.
What is an Energy Performance Certificate?
Energy Performance Certificate is a document that reflects the energy consumption of a building or its part (i.e. apartment) for heating, air-conditioning, heating the water, ventilation, lighting and allows to compare the data to a similar building.
Energy Performance Certificate works in the favour of the consumer and gives information about what might be the average annual energy consumption of the apartment/house/building. This certificate should influence house owners and builders to make buildings more energy efficient.
In case of existing buildings the Energy Performance Certificate is required when the premises are bought after the 1st of January 2009. The EPC has to be provided by the owner of the building. In case of new buildings that are projected in 2009 the EPC has to be provided by the company or person who designed the project of the building. EPC is valid for 10 years.
Why is Energy Performance Certificate necessary?
Since 2009 the sellers and landlords of buildings or its parts are obligated to present the Energy Performance Certificate while signing a contract. Everyone who wishes to project, buy or rent a property has the right to demand the EPC. The EPC shows how energy efficient is the property. The higher the category (from A to G) the lower the bills on energy expenses.
Having the EPC might be a good argument when designing the price of property and it gives the buyer a guarantee that the monthly maintenance cost of the premises will remain on the same level and increase only in case of general price increase in the energy sector.
Guido Miller, Uus Maa Ehitus – Tallinn ja Harjumaa