Display Energy Certificates
What are DECs?
Display Energy Certificates known as DECs, promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings occupied by a public authority and form part of the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012 (England & Wales).
The purpose of DECs is to raise public awareness of energy use and to inform visitors to public buildings about the energy use of a building. DECs provide an energy rating of the building from A to G (A being very efficient and G being the least efficient).
DEC and accompanying advisory report are required for buildings with a total useful floor area of over 250m2 occupied wholly or partly by public authorities and are frequently visited by the public.
Local authorities can issue a penalty charge notice of £500 for failing to display a DEC at all times in a prominent place clearly visible to the public, and £1,000 for failing to possess or have in their control a valid advisory report.
How long is a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) valid?
Where the building has a total useful floor area of more than 1,000m², the DEC is valid for 12 months. The accompanying advisory report is valid for seven years.
Where the building has a total useful floor area of between 500m² and 1,000m², the DEC and advisory report are valid for 10 years.
We can help your organisation meet its regulatory obligations and improve its energy performance through our DEC service.
Our highly qualified and fully accredited energy assessors will produce your DEC and advisory report and ensure that they are lodged on the non-domestic energy performance register.
We can also support your organisation throughout any changes it wishes to make in order to improve its energy rating and energy performance in the future, helping reduce your buildings operating costs and enhance its user experience.