Tag: Energy Consultancy

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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Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme set to be simple, avoid duplication and minimise costs

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) according to DECC’s “current thinking” will be launched in June and will require all large companies in the UK to undertake mandatory energy-efficiency assessments for submission to the Environment Agency in 2015. The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme is the Government’s approach to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy […]

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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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The Growing Importance of ISO50001

The growing importance of the energy management standard ISO50001 With the dumbing down of the Carbon Reduction Commitment in the UK and other cap and trade mechanisms struggling on the international scene, the ISO50001 energy management standard is emerging as a viable mechanism to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Early signs are that worldwide adoption is likely […]

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