What is a Display Energy Certificate (DEC)?
DEC’s show the energy performance of a building. The energy performance is measured on a scale of A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). When a company receives a DEC, they will also receive a recommendation report which suggests how energy consumption can be reduced. This will ensure that the property is more energy efficient.
When is a DEC required?
DEC’s are required for buildings for various reasons. The certificate is required if an organisation’s property
- Is frequently visited by the public
- Has a floor area of over 250m squared
- Is occupied by a public authority
How long is a DEC valid for?
The validation period for this certificate changes depending on the size of a property.
- For properties that have a floor area of between 250m squared and 1000m squared, the DEC and recommendation report must be renewed every 10 years.
- If a property is over 1000m squared, the DEC must be renewed every year and the advisory report must be renewed every 7 years.
Are there fines for not having a DEC?
Yes, there are fines. An organisation can be fined up to £1,500 if the organisation’s property does not have a DEC and requires one, or the certificate is not displayed within the public eye.
Compliance365 can help you…
Compliance365 can provide your organisation with a display energy certificate to ensure that you are compliant with the legislation.
For more information, read our web page on DEC’s compliance365.co.uk/legal-compliance/dec/. You can also get in touch with us through email email@example.com or phone 01924 669940. We are always happy to help.