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Display Energy Certificates

Public authorities must have a DEC for a building if all the following are true:

(a) When a building is at least partially occupied by a public authority (e.g. council, leisure centre, college, NHS trust)

(b) When a building has a total floor area of over 250 square metres

(c) When a building is frequently visited by the public

We are highly experienced in working with building managers to ensure that they are fully aware of the most cost effective route to achieving  the highest possible grade in the shortest time possible.

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are written into European Legislation and are not going to be discontinued with the advent of the United Kingdoms departure from the European Union. DECs provide an OPERATIONAL rating for the building, unlike Commercial EPCs which return an ASSET rating.

Public authorities must have a DEC for a building if all the following are true:

(a) When a building is at least partially occupied by a public authority (e.g. council, leisure centre, college, NHS trust)

(b) When a building has a total floor area of over 250 square metres

(c) When a building is frequently visited by the public

(a) Floor Plans or documentation showing the Gross Internal Floor Area

(b) 12 months’ continuous energy bills and Solar PV/Renewable generation

(c) Evidence of Energy Management Systems (if available)

CONTACT US – We’ll ask you a couple of simple questions about the building (e.g. location, size etc) over the phone and give you a quote there and then along with a proposed survey date.

ACCEPT QUOTE – Once you accept our quotation we will email you a list of pre-survey building information – this will be needed before we can attend site. Once we have received this information we will send you a booking confirmation and arrange a time and date for a site visit NO UPFRONT PAYMENT REQUIRED!

SITE VISIT – The site visit will typically take between 30 minutes and 2 hours, during which we are required to collect photographic evidence of heating, hot water systems, air conditioning (if present), lighting, etc. We are also required to measure the main building zones and produce a simplified building plan.

CREATE CERTIFICATE – When we have finished our work, we will E-mail you a draft copy of the Certificate (so that you can check the property details are correct) and an invoice.

LODGE CERTIFICATE – Once the invoice is payed and you have confirmed that the address on the draft is correct we will lodge the certificate usually on the same day of survey

Prices start at £200 for a single unit/building, although significant discounts are available for multiple units.

You will be fined £500 for not displaying a valid Display Energy Certificate and £1000 for not having a valid advisory report

For buildings under 1000 m2 the DEC is valid for 10 years and is accompanied by an Advisory Report (AR) which is also valid for 10 years

For buildings 1000 m2 or over the DEC is valid for 1 year and the AR for 7 years

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