As of 22 April 2012, ANYBODY with the postcode can access and download the energy performance certificate for a domestic property, display energy certificates and air conditioning reports. This is being made available so that local authorities can identify buildings in their area with poor levels of efficiency, for research & analysis purposes, to enable Green Deal providers to market their services and to increase public awareness on the levels of CO2 emissions.
Can you prevent your details being made available? Yes you can. Click here to request that your energy performance certificate is 'opted-out' of any data searches. This means your EPC information will not be passed on to others and will not be able to be viewed online.