Unlodged or ‘draft’ EPC

Where a building is being assessed against Part L 2006, an unlodged or ‘draft’ EPC can be submitted as evidence, where it is only possible to lodge against the current Part L of the Building Regulations. In particular for Design Stage Evidence, draft EPCs are acceptable as a forecast of the buildings thermal performance. In such circumstances, these will also be accepted as evidence for the BREEAM Post Construction Review provided they are accompanied by additional evidence demonstrating that they accurately reflect the ‘as-built’ scheme. This could be in the form of a written statement from the Energy Assessor or by providing a copy of the lodged EPC for the scheme which shows identical input figures.

This only applies to BREEAM 2011 pre-June 2012 update.