MHCLG has released a snapshot of the latest Energy Performance statistics for England and Wales, from April to June 2019.
New Build & Existing Dwellings
In the quarter ending June 2019, 410,000 domestic Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were lodged in England and Wales:
• 85% (342,000) of these EPCs were for the sale and letting of existing dwellings; an increase of 17% on the same quarter last year.
• 17% (68,000) of domestic EPCs were for new build dwellings and conversions; an increase of 3% on the equivalent quarter in 2018 and a continuation of the upward trend in EPCs for new dwellings since 2014.
In the year ending June 2019:
• 255,000 EPCs were lodged for new build dwellings and conversions in England and Wales, an increase of 9% on the previous year and the largest annual total for new properties since 2008 when the statistical record began.
Most EPCs for new build dwellings and conversions were lodged in England (246,000; 9% up on the previous year). The remaining 8,600 EPCs for new build dwellings and conversions were lodged in Wales, up 11% on the previous year.
During April to June 2019,
• 23,000 EPCs were lodged for non-domestic properties, a slight decrease of 4% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2018. Of these, 96% were lodged in England and 4% in Wales.
In the year ending June 2019,
• 92,000 non-domestic EPCs were lodged, an increase of 7% on the number lodged during the previous year. The increases may reflect the 10 year validity of EPCs but may also reflect the new legislation requiring a minimum level of energy efficiency for private rental non-domestic properties.