On the 28th of October the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities released the statistics for EPCs across the country covering the recent quarter. These reports are released regularly and provide a helpful way for us to track the movement of the energy assessment sector throughout the years.
The report contains statistics for the amount of EPCs lodged in England and Wales over the past quarter. It lays out a comprehensive look at the sector, including information such as:
- Total number of EPCs conducted on existing dwellings
- Total number of EPCs conducted on new dwellings
- The Energy Efficiency Ratings of all lodged EPCs
- The Environmental Impact Ratings of all lodged EPCs
It also highlights the relationship between these figures now and the figures from the corresponding quarter in 2020. Generally, the report reveals that there has been a decrease in lodgements when compared to last year. However, external circumstances must be taken into consideration. Around this time in 2020 the Covid 19 restrictions had just been relaxed, which caused an immediate spike in EPC assessments. Domestic Energy Assessors were suddenly in very high demand to deal with the backlog which had built up over the lockdown. This spike has not continued indefinitely, thus the apparent decrease in activity concerning EPCs.
You can access the report by clicking here. If you’re interested in either Domestic or Non-Domestic Energy Assessment then please take a look at our upcoming DEA and NDEA courses. Alternatively, if you like the idea of remote work, and working with a project from beginning to end then our Domestic On Construction Energy Assessment courses may suit you better.