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This certificate gives details of the assessment of a particular house, with estimates for its energy costs, an energy efficiency rating and a list of actions that could be taken to make it more energy efficient. At the top the dwelling type is given as a mid-terrace house, the date of the assessment and the certificate is given as 8th February 2013, the type of assessment as ‘r’ ‘d’ SAP, existing dwelling, with a total floor area of 86 square metres. Beneath this it says ‘use this document to: compare current ratings of properties to see which properties are most energy efficient and find out how you can save energy and money by installing improvement measures. Beneath this it gives the estimated energy costs of the dwelling as £2961. Beneath this it says ‘over three years you could save £1326. Beneath this is a table with a breakdown of the estimated energy costs of this home. For lighting it gives current costs as £189 over 3 years, with potential costs of £174 over 3 years. For heating it gives current costs of £2352 over 3 years with potential costs of £1254 over 3 years. For hot water it gives £420 over 3 years with potential costs of £207 over 3 years. The total costs are given as £2961 with potential costs of £1635. At the right it says ‘you could save £1326 over 3 years’. Beneath this a note says ‘These figures show how much the average household would spend in this property for heating, lighting and hot water. This excludes energy use for running appliances like TV’s, computers and cookers, and any electricity generated by microgeneration. Beneath this is a coloured Energy Efficiency Rating chart indicating the various ratings in colours ranging from ‘A’ in green to ‘G’ in red. This particular house is shown with a rating of 55 as a yellow arrow with a potential rating of 85 as a green arrow. At the right various notes explain: The graph shows the current energy efficiency of your home. The higher the rating the lower your fuel bills are likely to be. The potential rating shows the effect of undertaking the recommendations on page 3. The average energy rating for a dwelling in England and Wales is band D (rating 60). Beneath this is a list of ‘Top actions you can take to save money and make your home more efficient’. There is a table with column headings ‘Recommended measures’, ‘indicative cost’, ’typical savings over 3 years’ and ‘available with Green Deal’. The first recommended measure is ‘internal or external wall insulation’ with an indicative cost of £4000 to £14 000, typical savings of £660 over 3 years and indicated with a green tick symbol under ‘Available with the Green Deal’. The second recommended measure is floor insulation with an indicative cost of £800 to £1200, typical savings of £180 over 3 years and indicated with an orange tick symbol under ‘Available with the Green Deal’. The third recommended measure is ‘change heating to gas condensing boiler’ with an indicative cost of £3000 to £7000, typical savings over 3 years of £387 and with an orange tick symbol under ‘Available with the Green Deal’. Beneath this it says ‘See page 3 for a full list of recommendations for this property.’

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