Display Energy Certificates. (DEC)
In accordance with the (EU) European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
DEC’s apply to Public Buildings over 1000m² which are occupied or part occupied
by Public Authorities or by Institutions providing public services. This Certificate
must be displayed in a prominent position after 1st October 2008. Public Authority
Buildings and Public Service Providers include Council Offices, Schools, and Colleges,
Universities, Hospitals and any other publicly owned/Funded buildings which are
accessed by large numbers of the Public.
The DEC requirement is in addition to any relevant EPC requirements.
The certificate includes an A-G banding which gives a rating of how efficiently
the building is being operated by it’s current inhabitants and also indicates the
CO2 emissions generated by the property. This rating is know as an Operational rating