Display Energy Certificates (DEC)
A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) shows the energy performance of a building based on actual energy consumption as recorded over the last 12 months within the validity period of the DEC (the operational rating). The operational rating is a numerical indicator of the actual / annual carbon-dioxide emissions from the building.
Display Energy Certificate
If you’re in-charge of single or multiple public buildings, at EPC Liverpool , our qualified staff can help you get a valid certificate.
Our display energy certificate assessor will be able to assess your building and provide you with the required document. If your building is under 1000m2 then the certificate is valid for 10 years. If it is larger than this then it will need to be updated every year.
Why are DECs Required?
The purpose of introducing DECs is to raise public awareness of energy use and to inform visitors to public buildings about the energy use of a building. DECs provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient and are based on the actual amount of metered energy used by the building over the last 12 months within the validity period of the DEC.
An affected organisation must display a DEC in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and have in its possession or control a valid recommendation report. The recommendation report contains recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building.