Energy Efficiency

What is a Property Energy Performance Certificate?

A Property Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) categorizes buildings according to their estimated energy consumption. It takes into consideration the characteristics of your structure, such as the layout, the building materials, and your electromechanical services.

Property Energy Performance Certificates in Cyprus (EPC’s) became compulsory on 1st January 2010. This law affects all long-term rental properties and properties for sale that were constructed before 10th January 2007.

Do I need a Property Energy Performance Certificate in Cyprus?

EPC’s form part of Cyprus Building Standards. Owners and agents are held jointly liable and can be penalized if they cannot produce an Energy Performance Certificate. Therefore, all owners, sellers and lessors need to obtain an EPC.

Who is exempt from obtaining a Property Energy Performance Certificate in Cyprus:

  • If you have tenants or have entered into a rental agreement before 1st January 2010 and are still in the same property, then the owner does not need to supply an EPC.
  • Properties with a covered area of less than 50m2.

How can I get a Property Energy Performance Certificate to meet Cyprus Building Standards?

The EPC can be issued by Certified Qualified Experts whose qualifications and responsibilities are determined by relevant regulations. An EPC qualified engineer that resides in Cyprus must complete the certificate. Chestertons can assist you in hiring a qualified EPC engineering officer to complete this service for you.

What is the Cost of a Property Energy Performance Certificate in Cyprus?

An EPC is valid for ten years and the cost is estimated at around €2.50/m2 – however, the price can vary depending on the technician, which is why we recommend you contact Chestertons to ensure you obtain an approved and professional engineer.

How long will it take to obtain a Property Energy Performance Certificate in Cyprus?

It will take around one week, depending on the size of your property. The EPC certificate will be registered in the official government database and the certificate issued to the owner.

What after sales service does Chestertons offer if I buy a property in cyprus?

What can I do to make my property more energy efficient?

  • Use low energy light bulbs (LED).
  • Install draught inhibitors to your windows and doors.
  • Choose thick curtains to keep in heat and shade windows in the summer.
  • Use double glazing and aluminum window frames.
  • Opt for energy-efficient appliances and air-conditioning.
  • Install solar panels.
  • Regularly maintain your air conditioning, central heating, and boilers.
  • Seal fireplaces that are not in use.
  • Keep the inside temperature of the home as low as possible. Even 1-degree more than you need will increase fuel costs by 10%.