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Non-compliant EPCs and building works should not jeopardise EPBD goals

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Building’s Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are expected to correctly inform prospective buyers and tenants, to encourage them to invest in energy efficiency in buildings. Progressively, this should lead to a positive relationship between a property's energy rating and its market value. 

This trend seems to be confirmed by several economic analyses showing, in specific contexts, actual impact on market value of a one-letter improvement of the EPC rating of a building compared to an equivalent building. However, this emerging market transformation should not be jeopardised by discrediting EPC ratings with insufficient quality assurance measures.

 

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