A local authority can issue a penalty charge notice of £500 for failing to display a DEC at all times in a prominent place clearly visible to the public, and £1,000 for failing to possess or have in their control a valid advisory report. In addition to these penalties, it will still be necessary to commission the documents otherwise further offences will be committed.
Public authorities must display their DEC in a prominent place clearly visible to the public, eg near the building’s entrance.
DEC Energy Certificates calculate an Operational Rating (OR) for a building on a coloured graph scale. This is based on the actual energy bills of the building compared with a typical benchmark building of the same type. Each DEC has an accompanying advisory report highlighting the ways in which energy performance can be improved. Each certificate shows the current and previous two years energy rating and carbon emissions for comparison purposes. An advisory report (AR) based on a site survey accompanies the first DEC, and then is renewed every seven years thereafter (every ten years for buildings of 1000 m2 or less). The AR lists cost effective measures to improve the rating of the building. Green Zone Surveys has been providing DEC’s throughout the UK and Ireland since their introduction.
It depends on the size of your building.
Whether it’s one building, or a regional or national portfolio, Karl’s team will systematically visit and survey each building in order to produce informative Advisory Reports and accurate certificates. We can co-ordinate our visits with your building / facilities managers to ensure maximum access at minimum inconvenience, for example, visiting schools during school holidays. We’ve already helped hundreds of buildings comply with government legislation and at the same time helping them reduce energy usage and costs.
A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) assesses the actual energy efficiency of those who manage and use the building. An EPC provides indication of the potential for energy efficiency and carbon emissions.
We visit and survey every building we prepare a DEC for. Whether it’s one building, or a regional or national portfolio, Karl’s team will systematically visit and survey each building in order to produce informative Advisory Reports and accurate certificates.
Drawing upon our extensive Energy Consultancy & Compliance expertise, we take great pride in our constructive relationships with our clients. We do our utmost to deliver the DEC Assessments you need when you need them, and our fully-inclusive service includes: