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 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.
They also motivate the building occupier to make energy efficiency improvements to realise better future DEC ratings.
Many of our customers with large estates of buildings use their DECs as a league table to see how their buildings are performing and challenge their staff to improve the rating year-on-year.
TEAM has been issuing Display Energy Certificates for our customers since the launch 10 years ago and to mark this occasion, here are 10 interesting facts about our DEC Service:
If you’re a public sector or publicly funded organisation and you are due to renew your DEC, contact us today.
Learn about our Display Energy Certificate (DEC) service