Requesting an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property

An energielabel (Energy Performance Certificate – EPC) shows the energy efficiency of a property. The EPC also notes potential energy-saving measures for a property. When property owners sell or rent their property, they are required to provide buyers or tenants with a definitive EPC. 

Last updated on 23 February 2024

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Requesting a definitive EPC

Follow these steps to obtain a definitive EPC: 

  • Find an energy adviser (in Dutch) and apply for one or more quotes. 
  • Confirm the quote and make an appointment with your energy adviser. 
  • The energy adviser will assess the accommodation on-site. You need to be present at the assessment of your property. Make sure you have as much information about the property as possible. This includes building plans, documentation and invoices for improvement measures. 
  • The energy adviser will calculate and record the energy performance. Then you will receive a copy of the EPC. 

If you are struggling with your application for an EPC, contact the Helpdesk Energielabel by telephone on +31 800 08 08 or from outside the Netherlands on +31 70 37 98 000. Or send an email to with your request for assistance.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Besluit bouwwerken leefomgeving, afdeling 6.4 (energielabel)

Omgevingsregeling, paragraaf 5.1.2 (energielabels)