If you run a public building, you must clearly display a Display Energy Certificate or a DEC.
The purpose of a Display Energy Certificate is to let staff and visitors know that the building they are using is energy efficient. These rules apply to police stations, hospitals, schools and any other public building over 250m2.
It’s important to note it has been a legal requirement to display DECs in all public buildings since 2008. Furthermore, these notices are designed to promote environmentally friendly practices amongst the public and public sector workers. These signs show the public that the local authorities are monitoring and promoting energy efficiency. You must also renew your building’s DEC on a yearly basis.
Our fully accredited team can provide a complete DEC certification service.
We have provided DECs for a number of important public institutions, including Goldsmiths University and several NHS trusts. It is this extensive experience in building testing and sustainability that makes UKBC the first choice for the public sector.
To complete a DEC assessment, you will need to provide us with a complete set of floor plans, elevations and section drawings. Once we have conducted a site visit and full assessment of the building’s plans, we’ll issue a DEC. This certificate will rate the building’s energy efficiency from A–G, with A being the most energy efficient and G the least. UKBC can provide all the help and advice you need to make sure you get an outstanding score for your DEC. Therefore, you’ll be able to prove to your visitors and staff that you care for the environment.
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UKBC offers a range of services to make sure your public building is as sustainable as possible. To find out about the other energy assessments that we offer, click on one of the pages below.
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