The following Environment practice note Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
There are many public registers, containing useful environmental information, which are required by statute to be provided and maintained. These registers contain valuable information about a company or its assets and are a useful resource for obtaining environmental information.
These public registers can be used to, for example:
check the propensity of a site to flood without having a commercial interest in that site
access energy performance information of a property
obtain the terms of water or waste discharge consents, even if those consents are privately held
Some examples of registers containing useful environmental information are outlined below.
The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (the EPC Regulations), SI 2012/3118 require the Secretary of State to maintain one or more registers containing:
energy performance certificates (EPCs)
display energy certificates (DECs)
This register is kept by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
There are over 16 million domestic EPCs and 650,000 non-domestic EPCs (and accompanying recommendation reports for both), over 280,000 display energy certificates, and over 50,000 air conditioning reports available online.
The search function for the register operates via post code, address, or 24-digit reference number that appears on the front page of the EPC. Information is freely available to download.
Energy assessors must ensure that reports relating to EPCs, DECs and air conditioning are entered
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