What is an EPC?
The EPC or Energy Performance Certificate referred to in Spain as
Certificado de Eficiencia Energética or CEE is an initiative being used to
establish the efficiency of properties, in an effort to reduce
unnecessary carbon emissions. This has come from the Kyoto Agreement, an
international treaty, in which countries attempt to reduce their carbon
footprint. When taking the test (you need to contact a certified
assessor) your property will be scored by being given a grade, the best
being ‘A’ down to ‘G’; ‘A’ being extremely efficient and ‘G’ being
quite inefficient. If you do make changes to your property once a
certificate is obtained you will need
to have the grade reassessed to gain a better score.
When was it introduced?
The EPC has been required by law in Mallorca (Majorca) Spain from the 1st June 2013 and
so you will have to make sure that you are in accordance with the law
from that date.
Any property advertised or marketed for Sale or Rent will need this certificate.
What are the costs involved?
Acquiring an EPC from the Spanish government should cost from
approximately 200€ plus IVA, however if you do not comply with the new
regulations the government can fine you heavily and it will end up
costing you a lot more than you initially thought.
Where to obtain your certificate.
We can arrange for our licensed
architect to issue your Energy Performance Certificate, please
email us for a free quote.
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