SA Affordable Housing March / April 2018 // Issue: 69 - Page 10

ASSOCIATIONS Improve heat efficiency, fit insulation Thermal Insulation Products and Systems Association SA (TIPSASA) launched a thermal guide in November last year. By TIPSASA T THESE MEASURES INCLUDE • Tightening of building standards • Tax incentives for building retrofits • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for residential buildings The proposed measures will have an impact on the property market and the purpose of an Energy Performance Certificate is to record and show how energy- efficient a property is. Shown as a chart, it uses a similar rating system to ratings provided with domestic appliances, for exam