UKLPG response to 'Energy Performance Certificates in Buildings'

UKLPG response to BEIS’ 'Energy Performance Certificates in Buildings' Call for Evidence, October 2018.

UKLPG fully supports the proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s as laid out in the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) commitments.

The UKLPG response to BEIS’ Energy Performance Certificates in Buildings Call for Evidence illustrates the association’s longstanding concerns about the EPC calculation methodology which places disproportionate focus on the cost of the input fuel rather than the building fabric. This directly impacts off-grid home owners and effective decarbonisation policy implementation as was detailed in the UKLPG response to the recent BEIS Future Framework Heat in Buildings Call for Evidence.

The UKLPG submission demonstrates why the current methodology for calculating EPCs is flawed. The EPC policy conflicts with the objectives within the CGS as an unintended consequence of this policy is that customers are moving away from low carbon fuels to higher carbon energy sources in order to gain a higher EPC rating on their property.

The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK