Not moving? Consider a Display Energy Certificate (DEC)
There are a limited number of organisations which must have a DEC. There is however
nothing to prevent an organisation having one done voluntarily.
A voluntary DEC will show how efficiently energy is used within the building as a
result of the intrinsic energy performance standards of the building (as reflected
in an EPC) combined with how well it is managed by the occupier.
Benefits of a voluntary DEC can include:
Showing how well your energy management is working
Identifying further opportunities to improve
Demonstrating corporate responsibility
A third party verified tool for year on year comparison
Commercial (Non-Domestic) Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) Also referred to
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on a commercial (non domestic) building is
intended to inform potential buyers or tenants about the energy performance of the
building, so they can consider energy efficiency as part of their investment or business
decision to buy or occupy that building.
A commercial EPC will provide an energy rating for a building which is based on the
performance potential of the building itself (the fabric) and its services (such
as heating, ventilation and lighting).
The energy rating given on the certificate reflects the intrinsic energy performance
standard of the building relative to a benchmark which can then be used to make comparisons
with comparable properties. It is therefore not dependant upon how well the current
occupier manages their energy efficiency.
Commercial EPCs are accompanied by a recommendation report, which provides recommendations
on how the energy performance of the building could be enhanced, together with an
indication of the payback period.