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 had to deal with a DEC before, you may find this useful. Here is a handy breakdown of a DEC and what each component means.
Hover on the elements of the DEC to discover more
DECs are a legal requirement for all buildings accessed by the public that receive funding from the public sector with a floor area of above 250 m2. DECs and accompanying Recommendation Reports can motivate building occupiers to make energy efficiency improvements, realise energy savings and improve future Operational Ratings.
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