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Compliance Comparison: DECs and EPCs

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

When we’re talking about our products and services, we often default to using acronyms like they are actual words. Our sector is saturated with new policies and legislations, all presented with long titles, so it’s inevitable that the acronyms themselves can get mixed up. Lately, we’ve been answering lots of enquiries about Display Energy Certificates

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Are you getting value from your Recommendation Report?

Are you getting value from your Recommendation Report

As part of our Display Energy Certificate (DEC) service, we are required to issue a Recommendation Report alongside the DEC if one is not currently in place or the existing one has expired. A Recommendation Report contains specific energy-saving measures that were identified as part of a site survey. They are valid for seven years

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Display Energy Certificates: a closer inspection

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

The purpose of a DEC (Display Energy Certificate) is to exhibit the energy performance and the efficiency of a building to members of the public and building users. This is illustrated in a simple graph format on a scale of A-G. If you’re new to energy management, looking after a public building, or have never

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10 years of Display Energy Certificates

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10 years ago, as part of the Energy Performance in Buildings Regulation, Display Energy Certificates (DECs) were launched in England and Wales. In October 2008, DECs became a legal requirement for all buildings in the public sector and publicly funded organisations where members of the public access buildings. The purpose of a DEC is to

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Steps to get your Display Energy Certificate done smoothly

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A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) is designed to show the energy performance of public buildings. Public Sector organisations with buildings exceeding 250m2 that are frequently visited by the public are obliged to display a valid energy certificate and have an up to date Recommendation Report (RR). Failure to do so could result in penalties. First

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Display Energy Certificates – who is affected?

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Last year was another busy year for the Energy Services team, delivering over 750 Display Energy Certificates (DECs) to our clients. Our client base is extensive and reflects the expertise the department has in delivering the certificates to different sectors, with clients including hospitals, universities, schools, museums, local and central government buildings and leisure centres.

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TEAM’s advice on the latest Display Energy Certificate News

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In February this year the Government announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for 54,000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said it was considering removing the legal requirement for DECs in public buildings such as town halls, swimming pools and schools – or

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Are you getting a good quality DEC service?

So how do you know you are getting a good quality DEC service? Here’s a checklist… In 2013, according to the Landmark Register, 38,191 Display Energy Certificates (DECs) were lodged in England and Wales. Considering the number of companies and DECs assessors in the country it is amazing to think that TEAM issued 1,270 (3%).

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Where is your Recommendation Report?

“Since the conception of Display Energy Certificates in 2008, those who have a certificate have in most cases displayed them as A3 posters in a prominent place. However when asked about their Recommendation Report most shrug their shoulders. When I inform them that failure to produce a copy of their Recommendation Report could result in

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How important are DECs to our schools?

Since the introduction of Display Energy Certificates and Recommendation Reports for all buildings over 1000m2 in October 2008, Schools across the country have invited Energy Assessors (like myself) to carry out surveys for the purpose of ensuring that they are compliant with this UK Legislation. During the 5+ years that I have been carrying out

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DEC Legislation Changes – Are we missing a trick?

On January 9th 2013, the floor area threshold for DECs was dropped for all public buildings over 1000m2 to include buildings between 500m2 – 999m2. However unlike the DECs for the larger buildings, DECs and Recommendation Reports for this new threshold would be valid for 10 years, not 1 year. Certificates for the new area

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Display Energy Certificate Legislation Changes

I am going to talk about recent change to the Law concerning display energy certificates. Since the 9th of January public buildings with a floor area between 500 – 1000m2 require the Display Energy Certificate (DEC). Such a certificate has a validity of ten years. Previously it was only larger public buildings with a floor

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Are DECs achieving what they were set out to?

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“At TEAM we are seeing the ratings for DECs improving year on year.” Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are currently required for public buildings with a floor area above 1000m2, with the planned amend to DEC policy to buildings over 500m2 scheduled after 2013. The original objective of DECs was to raise public awareness of public bodies’

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