From 9 January 2013, it is mandatory for all public buildings of 500 m2 or bigger to display a DEC certificate in a prominent place so that it is clearly visible to the public'
Penalties for not having DEC
(Display Energy Certificate)
A penalty charge of £ 1500 by the local authorities may be applicable to buildings that fail to produce a DEC certificate at all times. Failure to commission the required documents in addition to the fine may account for further offences and hence more fines.
Order a DEC (Display Energy Certificate) certificates for Schools, colleges, universities, Leisure centres, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Public Libraries
Display Energy Certificate (DEC Certificate) has been introduced as a Government initiative to raise public awareness of energy consumption and inform incoming visitors about a building’s energy usage. Building occupiers have statutory obligations under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to display a valid DEC (Display Energy Certificate) in a prominent place clearly visible to the public at all times.
A Display Energy Certificate is a document that shows the energy performance of a building. The calculation is based on the actual energy consumption of the building as recorded annually over a period of up to three years. The Display Energy Certificate includes a Display Energy Rating and an Advisory report. DEC certificates come with a validity of one year and it must be updated annually by an accredited DEC assessor.
The report is intended to help the occupier identify factors that could improve the building’s energy management and thus reducing energy use and CO2 emissions.