The EPC LP: a selection of top tunes in relation to energy performance certificates, the environment, and everything
Imagine if energy performance certificates inspired a compilation album. It could have been entitled The EPC LP. The cover design, seen above, is inspired by Peter Saville’s cover for Joy Division’s début album Unknown Pleasures. Instead of the waveform in the dead centre of the 1979 LP, a natty little Energy Performance Certificate rating chart.
- Everything’s Going Green, New Order.
- Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), Marvin Gaye.
- High Energy, Evelyn Thomas.
- Crazy Horses, The Osmonds.
- Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth, Sparks.
The first track is a reference to Joy Division’s successors with ‘green’ only being mentioned in the title. Compare this with Marvin Gaye’s socially aware song, seen on the What’s Going On? LP. At the opposite end of the scale, High Energy is a nailed-on club classic (though has nothing to do with getting a ‘G’ rating in your EPC). Crazy Horses focused on the environmental effects of driving, with Sparks’ tune a useful contrast.
- Beds Are Burning, Midnight Oil.
- It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green, Kermit the Frog.
- Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell.
- Here Comes the Flood, Peter Gabriel.
- The Power, Snap.
Midnight Oil are staunch environmentalists and their best known song, Beds Are Burning, is a tacit affirmation. Lead singer Peter Garratt was also on the International Board of Greenpeace. Unlike Kermit The Frog, it is quite easy to be green. Especially if you turn to us for EPC certificates. It isn’t just about trees; it starts at home. Throughout Yorkshire, we have the power to improve the environmental credentials of your home or property portfolio.
EPC Yorkshire, 22 June 2017.