What is a Display Energy Certificate (DEC)?
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.
DECs provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient.
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Our market-leading service for compliance with regulations for Display Energy Certificates helps organisations save both energy and money.
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.
We can help you act on your DEC to further identify opportunities to save energy and money.
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Do I need a DEC?
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 non-compliance.
Organisations must display the certificate in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and also hold a valid Recommendation Report. The Report contains recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building.
Staff and members of the public can play a big part in improving energy efficiency.
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