As schools prepare to go back in September, it is vital to ensure your properties DECs are up to date to avoid the risk of fines.
All buildings frequently visited by the public which are over 250 m² require by law to have a valid Display Energy Certificate (DEC) with an accompanying Advisory Report (AR). Failure to display a DEC in a place clearly visible to the public can result in fines up to £500 and a further £1,000 for failure to obtain an AR.
Where the building has a total useful floor area of more than 1,000 m², the DEC is valid for 12 months. The accompanying advisory report is valid for 7 years. Where the building has a total useful floor area of between 250 m² and 1,000 m², the DEC and advisory report are valid for 10 years.
Although DECs are a legal obligation which organisations are required to comply with, complying with the legislation can pose numerous benefits. DECs are based on the buildings operational rating of a property which means accurate recommendations can be made specific to the building on how to reduce its energy consumption, and ultimately save the occupier money.
Our team of energy consultants can advise you on how you can maximise your energy efficiency.
Compliance365 has experience in providing DECs, supplying circa 3,000 per year on average, across a variety of sectors throughout the UK such as the NHS, Schools, Universities and Councils. We are committed to maintaining Covid-19 safe working practices in-line with UK Government guidelines.
We manage each company’s portfolio on our unique cloud system, which automatically notifies us when a company’s DEC is due to expire, enabling us to send reminders ensuring you stay compliant with the legislation.
Our Energy and Carbon Consultants are fully accredited to produce DECs and Recommendation Reports, making recommendations specific to your building. Recommendations suggest how you could improve the energy efficiency of your building and reduce your carbon emissions.
Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you. Call us on 01924 669940 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.