What are Display Energy Certificates?
Display Energy Certificates are a legal requirement for most public buildings in the UK. Included as part of the EPBD regulations, their purpose is to show the energy performance of a particular building.
The scale of measurement runs from A to G- A being the most efficient and G being the least efficient.
Public buildings must ensure a valid certificate is displayed if it meets the following criteria:
-A total floor area of over 250m2
-At least partially occupied by a public organisation
-Is accessible by the general public
How long are Display Energy Certificates Valid for?
Public buildings with a total useful floor area of over 1000m2 must have their certificates renewed yearly. However, buildings between 250m2 and 1000m2 only need to have their certificates renewed every 10 years.
In addition to the Display Energy Certificate, our assessor will provide an accompanying advisory report. For buildings over 1000m2 these last for seven years. Whereas for a building between 250m2 and 1000m2, the advisory report lasts for ten years.
How much do they cost?
The cost for Display Energy Certificates vary from building to building. The reason for this is that no two buildings are ever the same. Quite often public buildings can be very different in size which means some surveys can take days, whilst others only take a few hours.
In order to get the most accurate quote you should contact us
and speak with our expert energy team. They will be able to advise you on what is required and provide you with an exact cost.
What does the process involve?
Firstly our team will need 12 months of consecutive energy data for your property. Additionally, any floor plans you can provide will also help our team to provide the most accurate quote.
Once you are happy to proceed, our dedicated project management team will work with you to organize the most convenient date for our assessor to visit site.
Once on site they will conduct a thorough survey of the property, both internally and externally. They will assess everything from the fabric of the building, to the way each area of the building is used. This information along with the annual consumption data helps them to issue a specific energy rating for the property. Moreover, it helps the assessor to identify areas of inefficiency which will be highlighted in the advisory report.
After the survey has been completed, our DEC assessor will collate all of the data and produce a rating, certificate and advisory report. Draft copies will be sent for your approval and when you are happy, we will lodge them on the national landmark register