The relation between building complexity and assessment level in EPCs


As part of our ongoing monitoring of EPC QA audits and their findings, it has been noted that there is a percentage of cases where the EPCs have been lodged with the incorrect assessment level.
We have noticed that this is mainly a problem for cases where newly constructed buildings are completed, and the completion EPCs are issued. We have noticed that assessors would classify these and lodge them as Level 3 assessments when the buildings in question have simple, level 3 characteristics However, this is incorrect, as all EPCs issued for the completion of newly constructed buildings are Level 4 assessments, regardless whether the buildings have simple level 3 characteristics. This is also described in the EPC Conventions flow-chart 10.02.

For the above and for other similar issues identified we have created a brief CPD training PowerPoint that EPC assessors can access here.