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 and do not need to be displayed.
Because of this, Recommendation Reports are often filed away and overlooked rather than taken advantage of. Which is a shame because they contain great tips that can be a huge benefit to your buildings and therefore your business.
Many of these recommendations will be very low cost to implement or free just by simply changing the behaviour of how you use energy in the building.
Some very common examples are:
The DEC site survey also makes higher level suggestions on how energy can be saved; building managers should consider looking into these suggestions for longer-term investment. While this will never replace a fully detailed energy audit of a building, it could be useful as a business case by building managers to seek funding from senior management to investigate these options further.
These recommendations depend on the building but could include:
While many of these latter recommendations do require considerable investment and take some time to receive payback, careful consideration should be given, and expert advice sought. Our Energy Consultants are ideally placed to provide further in in-depth advice on customised solutions, providing details of specifications to consider, costs for installation and payback times.
If you have any questions about implementing cost-effective energy saving projects, would like to improve your DEC rating or need to renew your Display Energy Certificate and reports, learn more or contact us today.
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