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The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Energy performance certificates

8.—(1) An energy performance certificate shall—

(a)be in a form approved by the Department;

(b)state the asset rating of the building;

(c)include reference values such as current legal standards and benchmarks;

(d)be issued by an energy assessor who is accredited to produce energy performance certificates for that category of building; and

(e)include the following information—

(i)the reference number under which the certificate has been registered in accordance with regulation 25;

(ii)the address of the building;

(iii)the total useful floor area of the building;

(iv)the name of the energy assessor who issued it;

(v)the name and address of the energy assessor’s employer, or if he is self-employed, the name under which he trades and his address;

(vi)the date on which it was issued; and

(vii)the name of the approved accreditation scheme of which the energy assessor is a member.

(2) An energy performance certificate shall not contain any information or data except for the address of the building from which a living individual (other than the energy assessor or his employer) can be identified.

(3) An energy performance certificate is only valid for the purposes of this Part if—

(a)the issue date is not more than 10 years old; and

(b)no other energy performance certificate for the building has since been obtained by or provided to the relevant person.

(4) Certificates for apartments or units designed or altered for separate use in blocks may be based—

(a)on the assessment of another representative apartment or unit in the same block; or

(b)except in the case of a dwelling, on a common certification of the whole building for blocks with a common heating system.

(5) Where—

(a)a block with a common heating system is divided into parts designed or altered for separate use; and

(b)one or more, but not all, of the parts are dwellings,

certification for those parts that are not dwellings may be based on a common certification of all the parts that are not dwellings.

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