Did you know that energy certification such as EPCs and DECs throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland got a restyle this month?
On the 20th September, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launched its new Energy Performance of Buildings Register which replaces the Landmark Registry. While Scotland will still have its own register, the Energy Performance of Building Register will be the new home for energy certification for properties across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Will Your Certificates Change?
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and TM44 certificates are now being held as a live digital webpage of which can be downloaded as a PDF document. The new PDF document looks different to the certificates we have all grown to know and love over the past 10 years, however they still contain the same information.
Any certificates lodged before 10pm on Saturday 19th September will still be in the old PDF format and you can still search for historic certificates on the landmark registry.
How Can You Display a DEC with Them Being A Live Webpage?
Many people have been confused as to how the live documents are going to work for DECs, which are required by law to be displayed in an area which is clearly visible to the public. However, the process will not change as the certificates can still be downloaded as PDFs and displayed as normal, they will just look a little different.
Compliance365 are here to help with any certification requirements. We have introduced site specific control measures and risk assessments to ensure COVID safe working practices in line with Government legislation.
If your property requires an EPC, DEC, TM44, MEPS or an audit, get in touch with our friendly team today on 01924 669940 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote.