Energy Performance Certificates

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

An Energy Performance Certificate is a document which states the energy efficiency of a building grading from A to G. A is the best performance with the lowest CO2 emissions.

As required by the legislation, an EPC must be displayed for all public buildings over 1,000 square meters in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and will be valid for a period of up to ten years.

How do we get certificates?

A site assessment and the building's drawings are required to gather all relevant data about the building fabric, geometry and the mechanical services (heating, ventilation, hot water and lighting type).

How can you improve your building rating?

From the EPC report, 6 cost-effective improvements (lower cost measures) will be highlighted for increasing the energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions and therefore the energy bills of the building.

Using the data collected through the report and an energy survey, the most suitable recommendations will be identified and an annual programme of energy saving measures will be drawn up for the public buildings.


Aberdeen City Council has over 100 buildings over 1,000 square meters that require an Energy Performance Certificate. We are dealing with the remaining properties and an Energy Assessor in the Energy Management Unit is in charge of all the surveys for the public buildings. Here are the public buildings already certified, in alphabetical order by building name:

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