Carbon dioxide is a major contributor to climate change
and we are responsible for 40% of the UK’s carbon
dioxide is known as a Greenhouse Gas and Greenhouse
Gases have an incredibly detrimental effect on the
planet, causing sea levels and temperature levels
to rise resulting in extreme weather occurrences.
occurrences of extreme weather are becoming more and
more frequent and, frighteningly, more severe. With
the combined efforts of individuals to reduce their
carbon dioxide emissions it is hope that the impact
on the environment can be significantly reduced.
EPC’s Recommendation Report
within an EPC is a Recommendation Report which provides
the occupier with plenty of advice on how to run a
more energy efficient home and how to cut down on
their carbon dioxide emissions.
following the advice within the EPC an individual
can not only reduce emissions and energy wastage but
also make considerable savings on energy bills.
Recommendation Report includes:
Suggestions for improvements to reduce energy and
The potential savings an individual could make if
the suggested improvements are undertaken
The change in the energy usage and emissions of
the property after the suggested improvements have
and Changes to Reduce Energy Usage and Emissions
are numerous ways for a homeowner or tenant to reduce
their carbon dioxide emissions and energy usage and
below are some of the improvements which may well
be suggested in the property’s Energy Performance
Installing cavity wall insulation
Draft proofing windows and doors
Installing loft insulation
Insulating pipes and tanks
Installing a condensing boiler
Reducing water usage
Consider energy efficient glazing
Consider a renewable energy technology such as a
wood fuelled heater, solar panels or wind turbines
Installing low-energy usage light bulbs
incredibly simple way to both reduce carbon dioxide
emissions and save 10% on heating bills is to turn
down the thermostat by just 1%.
no law that states the property owner or tenant has
to carry out the suggested improvements but considering
that the changes make such environmental and financial
sense it would be foolish to not at least attempt
to follow some of the easier suggestions.