What is an EPC?
The EPC or Energy Performance Certificate referred to in Spain as Certificado de Eficiencia Energética or CEE is an initiative being used to establish the efficiency of properties, in an effort to reduce unnecessary carbon emissions
This has come from the Kyoto Agreement, an international treaty, in which countries attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. When taking the test (you need to contact a certified assessor) your property will be scored by being given a grade, the best being ‘A’ down to ‘G’; ‘A’ being extremely efficient and ‘G’ being quite inefficient.
If you do make changes to your property once a certificate is obtained you will need to have the grade reassessed to gain a better score.
When was it introduced?
The EPC has been required by law in Mallorca (Majorca) Spain since the 1st June 2013 and so you will have to make sure that you are in accordance with the law from that date.
Any property advertised for sale or rent will need this certificate.
What are the costs involved?
Acquiring an EPC from the Spanish government should cost from approximately 200€ plus IVA, however if you do not comply with the new regulations the government can fine you heavily and it will end up costing you a lot more than you initially thought.
Where can I view an EPC example?
Just follow the link by clicking here
Energy Rating Certificate