Display Energy Certificates: Meet your regulatory obligations and understand how to reduce your carbon footprint.
Display Energy Certificates (DECs) demonstrate the energy performance of buildings occupied by public bodies. A DEC provides an energy efficiency rating of the building based on the actual amount of metered energy used.
A valid DEC and Recommendation Report are legally required documents for every publicly funded building over 250m² that is frequently visited by the public. For buildings over 1,000m² a DEC is required annually, and the Recommendation Report needs to be renewed every seven years. For buildings between 250m² and 999m² a DEC and Recommendation Report are required every 10 years. Fines of up to £1,000 can be levied for noncompliance.
How energy efficient is your building?
DECs provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. Organisations must display the certificate in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and have in its possession or control a valid Recommendation Report. The Report contains recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building.
Our DEC Service and Optimisation Report: Supporting your carbon saving objectives
We are committed to reducing carbon emissions through supporting our clients with effective energy management. We all have a responsibility to reduce our use of lighting, computers, heating and other energy consuming equipment to reduce the level of CO2 produced and help to mitigate Climate Change.
Our service provides a complimentary DEC Optimisation report that translates your DEC rating to potential financial savings for your organisation. We originally developed this service for the Department of Energy and Climate Change where we successfully improved the DEC rating of its London head office from a G rating to a C rating.
Using the DEC Optimisation Report can save organisations thousands of pounds each year. If you choose to act on the report, we have the technical services to provide the business plan, to advise on funding application routes, and to help you practically implement your strategic objectives. Our unique and free report provides a clear pathway for organisations to save energy and money.
Our competitively priced package offers a complimentary Display Energy Certificate for the first year for customers who take up a three-year service, offering reassurance that your organisation remains compliant, while removing the hassle of finding a supplier.
We will collate all the energy data for the certificate and one of our team of experienced and qualified assessors will complete the process, providing the necessary documents you need to be compliant with the regulation, along with our value added Optimisation Report and DECs Explained poster.