The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has released (Dec 2012) a written ministerial statement to Parliament, stating that the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations will come into force as of 9th January 2013.
Changes have been made to the regulations, to transpose the requirements of a recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in England and Wales. The main requirements will be introduced on 9th January 2013 and are summarised below:
Property advertisements to include details of energy performance certificate rating where available.
No longer a requirement to attach front page of the energy performance certificate to written material.
Extension of current requirement for a display energy certificate in large public buildings, to public buildings above 500m². Unlike buildings larger than 1,000m², display energy certificates for smaller public buildings will be valid for 10 years.
Energy performance certificate to be displayed in commercial premises larger than 500m² where one has been previously issued.