Royal Sun & Alliance Survey finds that two thirds of companies unaware of directive and only one in ten know when EPCs come into effect

Two thirds of businesses are unaware of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, a new survey has found.

The new research, by Royal & Sun Alliance also found that of those who know one a third were aware that the directive introducing energy performance certificates come into effect on 6 April 2008, representing 10% of those surveyed overall.

David Smith, Director of Construction, Power & Engineering at R&SA, said: “R&SA is working hard with its energy industry partner, Charterhouse Energy Limited, to provide companies with the help they need to optimise their energy efficiency, be environmentally responsible and comply with the new regulations.”