Minimum Energy Performance Standards
The Government of Gibraltar has approved minimum energy performance standards for new and existing buildings as required under section F2 of the Building Rules. These equate to a CO2 emissions rating of 50 or less on the CO2 emissions scale, as calculated using the SBEM-GI software. All new buildings must meet these standards.
How do we create the certificate?
Our visit to your property is all about gathering information. We look at what type of property you have, its construction and age, any extensions, wall thickness, lights, radiators, windows, doors, loft/roof type and heating systems.
We do not need to review any of your gas, electric, oil or other utility bills and neither do we test any of your appliances. Our visit is brief and methodical.
Photographs are taken as it is a visual and evidence-based survey.
The data gathered during our visit is then entered into a Government Approved Accreditation software programme which automatically generates a EPC Certificate and report. This will identify the property’s energy rating and carbon emissions and the energy saving recommendations applicable to that specific property.
The EPC then must be registered via the National “Landmark” database whereupon it is then valid for 10 years.
To ensure the highest quality assurance, a percentage of the surveys that we carry out are audited by our accreditation body to ensure accuracy of information gathered.