Display Energy Certificates

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What is a Display Energy Certificate?

All public buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 250m² are obligated to have a Display Energy Certificates (DEC’s) and an advisory report.

The certificate is required to be displayed no smaller than A3 in size and must be placed in a prominent location such as the main entrance so that it is easily viewable to the public. Fines can be issued for failing to have a valid Display energy certificate and advisory report.

For all buildings over 1000m², Display energy certificates are valid for one year and need to be renewed annually. For buildings between 250 – 999m² the DECs are valid for 10 years.

The certificate records the energy efficiency of a property and displays the rating on a graph from A-G. The best result you can achieve is an A banding and the worst being G. The rating will be displayed on a graph similar to the labels you see attached to new appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.

Throughout the UK the Commercial Energy Performance Certificates are produced by using standard methods and assumptions of energy usage which ensures that the energy efficiency rating of one building can easily be compared with another. All display energy certificates must be carried out by an accredited energy surveyor

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Contact Focus 360 Energy today for a comprehensive Display Energy Certificate quote. Our easy-to-use online system makes it easy to schedule an assessment and manage your job from start to finish.

Focus 360 have a strong history in providing Display energy certificates. Our highly qualified building surveyors are well versed in all variations of public buildings and energy industries, which allows us to provide our clients with a sound and detailed service. We will also offer you an individual account manager offering a yearly reminder service to when your assessment is due for renewal.

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Our Display Energy Certificates process

Schedule your DEC
We work 24/7 to suit your needs and book appointments to suit your busy schedule. Including evening/weekend appointments.

The Assessment
One of our qualified assessors will visit you at your premises. The survey will take typically between 1-2 hours to complete.

Our team will calculate and produce your energy performance certificate and outline any improvement recommendations.

We will publish your DEC to the government register within 24-48 hours of leaving your property and send you a copy directly via email. We will also send you a list of recommendations to help improve the overall rating of your property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an advisory report?

A Display Energy Certificate Advisory Report is a document that is produced alongside a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) for a non-domestic building. The report provides recommendations on how the building’s energy performance can be improved and includes suggestions on ways to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. It may also contain cost-effective measures that the building owner or manager can implement to improve the energy efficiency of the building. The report aims to help building owners and managers make informed decisions about energy efficiency improvements and reduce the environmental impact of their buildings.

When is a Display Energy certificate required?

A Display Energy Certificate is required for a building that has a total useful floor area of over 250 square meters and is frequently visited by the public.

Will I need to provide any information or documentation?

Yes, you will need to provide certain information and documentation in order to obtain a Display Energy Certificate. This may include details about the building’s energy usage, floor area, number of occupants, and any energy-saving measures that have been implemented. Additionally, you may need to provide utility bills and other relevant documentation to support the information provided.?

I hear you need an advisory report, is this true?

Yes, a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) is required for public buildings that are frequently visited by the public and have a total useful floor area over 250 square meters. DEC provides information on the energy performance of a building and is required to be displayed prominently in public view.

What are the implications of not complying?

Not having a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) in the UK can have several implications for building owners and managers. Some of the key implications include:

1. Legal compliance: In the UK, it is a legal requirement for public buildings over a certain size to display a valid DEC. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in penalties or fines.

2. Lack of transparency: DEC provides important information about the energy performance of a building, allowing occupants and visitors to make informed decisions about energy usage and efficiency. Without a DEC, there is a lack of transparency regarding the building’s energy performance.

3. Missed cost-saving opportunities: DEC can help identify areas where energy efficiency improvements can be made, leading to cost savings on energy bills. Without a DEC, building owners may miss out on opportunities to reduce energy consumption and save money.

4. Sustainability and environmental impact: Energy efficiency plays a crucial role in reducing a building’s environmental impact. Without a DEC, it is difficult to assess the building’s energy performance and take measures to reduce its carbon footprint.

5. Reputational risk: Failure to display a valid DEC can damage the reputation of a building owner or manager, particularly in the eyes of environmentally-conscious stakeholders such as tenants, customers, or investors.

In conclusion, not having a Display Energy Certificate in the UK can have legal, financial, environmental, and reputational implications for building owners and managers. It is important to comply with the requirement to display a valid DEC and use the information provided to improve the energy performance of buildings.

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