Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New rules for property sales

With effect from 1st January 2011, any advertising of a property for sale must specify the “DPE or Diagnostic de Performance Energetique” (energy efficiency) report. We are working with our vendors to arrange for these energy ratings to be displayed on our property details.

Since November 2006 all new homes and buildings for sale have been required to undergo an energy performance evaluation (an energy performance diagnostic, or DPE), and receive an energy performance certificate.

The certificate, rather like those applied to washing machines and fridges, indicates both the level of energy consumption and the greenhouse gas emission level, on a scale of A to G, with G being least efficient and the highest emissions.

The full diagnostic report is accompanied with various recommendations for improving the building’s energy efficiency.

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