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    Display Energy Certificate

    Non-domestic buildings which are occupied by public authorities, institutions and publicly funded organisations visited by members of the public which are over 250m2 require a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and Advisory Report (AR). Up Energy have undertaken DECs on all manner of public and institutional buildings including hospitals, doctors surgeries, primary schools, university campuses and leisure centres. Private sector businesses may also commission DECs on their buildings as way of encouraging energy efficiency year on year.

    A Display Energy Certificate will provide the building with an A – G rating based upon its actual energy use. The energy rating is also based upon a comparison to other buildings of its type in the country e.g. a university building will be compared with other university buildings typical energy efficiency rating for a DEC. Where a building has had a DEC assessment over several years these previous ‘Operational Ratings’ can be displayed on the certificate to help illustrate and encourage energy savings over the years.

    Types of buildings requiring a Display Energy Certificate

    Non-domestic buildings which are occupied by public authorities, institutions and publicly funded organisations visited by members of the public which are over 250m2 require a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and Advisory Report (AR). Up Energy have undertaken DECs on all manner of public and institutional buildings including hospitals, doctors surgeries, primary schools, university campuses and leisure centres. Private sector businesses may also commission DECs on their buildings as way of encouraging energy efficiency year on year.

    Information required to undertake a Display Energy Certificate

    Only a fully accredited DEC assessor can undertake and issue the legal certificate. As well as an on-site inspection looking at heating, cooling, ventilation, controls, building envelope, on-site energy generation (such as solar photovoltaic panels), the assessor may require a discussion with the building manager regarding energy efficiency energy management, occupational hours, regular servicing of equipment etc. Crucial to the assessment will be a full 12 months of electricity and heating bills to calculate the operational rating. If the building has an EPC rating, that can also be incorporated within the report.

    For more questions answered about Display Energy Certificates, see our FAQ page here.  There is also some information on the government page here.

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