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What do the Energy Efficiency Ratings mean?


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So in the Idealista listings there a thing called the Energy Efficiency Rating and then a letter designation A through whatever. I've Googled this and found a general description of the rating system, but I'm lacking information on what the individual letter designations mean.

I assume A is good E is terrible 🙂 But who knows?

Can anyone point me to a description of the individual letter designations?

Thanks!

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There isn't a description, as such, it's a scoring system delivering a grade, so as you say, A best, G worst.

There is criticism of the system (for example see here 

From a personal perspective, they inadequately assess most older properties, but are a more useful guide to, say, post-90s ones, where they can give you a better comparison, theoretically in the way one might use the equivalent system in choosing a fridge or washing machine.

Bear in mind that decent regulations relating to insulation and other environmental considerations are less than a decade old (and also flawed...)

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@thomasribatejo Thanks! Very helpful. And that explains why I didn't find more information 🙂

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