Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) 2012
The Energy Act 2011 introduced legislation which included the Green Deal and the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) which is a new energy efficiency scheme for the United Kingdom. ECO operates alongside the Green Deal and places obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic energy users. The energy companies obligation places a legal obligation on the six largest suppliers to install energy efficiency measures in homes where:
- The Green Deal may not remove all upfront costs of the measures
- In low income households that cannot afford Green Deal finance
- In properties which are difficult to improve for example solid wall or no-fines concrete properties
Chartered Surveyor ECO Reports provided by Hardies
The ECO legislation requires suppliers to obtain a report by a Chartered Surveyor to identify appropriate Energy Efficiency measures where a “Green Deal” report is not available and to provide an Energy Performance Certificate. The main areas of a property which are likely to be involved are external wall insulation, cladding or loft insulation.
Hardies are currently providing the Chartered Surveyor reports and EPC’s required and have the experience, resources, expertise and local knowledge to provide the required documentation throughout Scotland.
Stephen Craig MRICS
Head of Valuation Services