Data Insights: Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
New Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data has been added to LandHawk, sourced from the government’s DLUHC Open Data Community. Surveyed by qualified professionals, EPCs provide information on the current energy performance of buildings and are a requirement for selling a home.
The EPC dataset provides other useful information such as location address and floorspace. Along with background research, the data can help to establish the nature of the property and whether it is used for commercial or residential purposes.
WHAT DATASETS HAVE BEEN ADDED?
- EPC (Display Certificates) – Energy performance ratings for public-owned properties, for example schools, council buildings, hospitals etc (Total: 490,350)
- EPC (Domestic) – Energy performance ratings for residential properties (Total: 25,171,859)
- EPC (Non-Domestic) – Energy performance ratings for commercial properties plus location / address (Total: 1,298,292)
Please note: This dataset currently only relates to England and Wales. We are working to include the data for Scotland in due course.
WHY HAVE THESE DATA BEEN ADDED?
Predominantly the EPC information is used within the Comparables Tool in LandHawk. This helps customers find out the average floor area of properties within their search so they can understand the £/SQFT information within the selected location. It also helps drive the calculations in the value tab on the information panel.
We have also added the data to SiteFinder following requests from LandHawk renewables developers to help identify proximity to residential buildings.
This is a huge dataset, especially when combined with our House Price Index data, that allows LandHawk users to extract a wide range of energy performance related information. For example, you can interrogate the type of insulation and boiler as well as the presence of solar panels.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Whilst any LandHawk user can access the data, it will be of particular interest to renewables developers searching for land for battery storage projects at least 100m away from residential areas.
These data can be particularly useful when used alongside existing buildings data, planning data and price paid data for this use case.
HOW OFTEN IS THE DATA UPDATED?
Our EPC dataset is updated on LandHawk monthly.
To learn more about how this data was created, or to explore how we might create bespoke geospatial datasets for you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org