Display Energy Certificates (DEC)

The introduction of the Display Energy Certificate and Advisory Report by the Government forms part of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificate and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007. The DEC is designed to show the operational rating of a building which is based on information pertaining to the actual energy usage for that building over the last 12 month period.

Display Energy Certificates are only required for buildings that are occupied by a public authority or an institution providing a public service to a large number of persons. From October 2008 all buildings with a total internal floor area greater than 1,000m2 are required to have a Display Energy Certificate. From January 2013 this threshold is reduced to 500m2.

The DEC is valid for 1 year only and it must be displayed in a prominent location clearly visible to visiting members of the public. The Advisory Report is a compulsory part of the regulations and is required along with the DEC. The advisory report details recommendations for improving the efficiency of energy use in the building and is valid for 7 years, though this is not required to be displayed.

Contact us today on +44 (0) 845 459 7869 or on info@dimension9.co.uk to ensure that you meet your legislative requirement.

We provide a range of solutions to meet your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and Air Conditioning (AC) Inspection requirements. We have a team of highly qualified Accredited Low Carbon Energy Assessors dedicated for the production of EPC, DEC and Air conditioning inspection reports. You can expect a superior service experience at competitive prices.