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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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) – how we’re helping our clients

Energy Performance Asset Rating

In the run-up to the enforcement of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) and since its implementation, we have been busy working with clients to ensure they are compliant with the new regulations. Buildings with an Asset Rating of an F or G cannot be leased out to new tenants; unless energy efficiency improvements

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Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificates

Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

What is a Non-Domestic EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rates how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will tell you three key pieces of information: firstly, it will grade the building for efficiency from A to G (A is the most efficient grade); secondly it will give suggestions for improving the efficiency of

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Where is your Recommendation Report?

Are you getting value from 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?

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

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?

Display Energy Certificates: A closer look

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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