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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10 years of Display Energy Certificates

DEC Certificate

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

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BEIS seeks views on performance of EPCs

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in buildings

As pledged in the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on the role of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) in buildings. They want to understand the causes for discrepancies in EPCs for the same or similar buildings and where the potential issues come from. Another

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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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TEAM’s advice on the latest Display Energy Certificate News

DEC Certificate

In February this year the Government announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for 54,000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished. The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said it was considering removing the legal requirement for DECs in public buildings such as town halls, swimming pools and schools – or

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Are DECs achieving what they were set out to?

DEC Certificate

“At TEAM we are seeing the ratings for DECs improving year on year.” Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are currently required for public buildings with a floor area above 1000m2, with the planned amend to DEC policy to buildings over 500m2 scheduled after 2013. The original objective of DECs was to raise public awareness of public bodies’

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