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Display Energy Certificates (DEC)

Compliance and Assessments

EPC Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

Section 63 Assessment, Advice & Action Plans

Simplified Building Energy Model Calculations

Standard Assessment Procedure Methodology

A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) displays the energy performance of a building over a 12 month period, based on the operational rating, on a scale from A to G. The DEC may be accompanied by an advisory report which outlines how the organisation can reduce their energy consumption.

What To Know

Display Energy Certificates (DECs)

With exception of Scotland, buildings accessed by the public, that receive funding from the public sector, with a floor area greater than 250 m2 are required to a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) although.

A DEC must be accompanied by a valid Recommendation Report which contains recommendations for improved energy efficiency and energy performance of the building.

There are slight variances on the requirements depending on the size of the buildings, as detailed below.

  • For Buildings Over between 250m2 and 1000 m2, the DEC has a validity of ten years.
  • For Buildings Over 1000 m2, the DEC has a validity of one year and must be renewed annually.

The operational rating on a DEC illustrates how efficiently the building is using energy. To calculate this rating the Energy Assessor will require information on the:

  • The type of building under assessment.
  • The total floor area of the building.
  • The annual energy use of the building (gas and electricity).
  • The methods used to heat and cool the building.

In addition, the accompanying Advisory Report provided by your Energy Assessors will provide relevant guidance to assist you in improving your Operational Rating in subsequent years requiring additional information:

  • How heating and cooling is controlled.
  • The use and method of heating/cooling water in the building.
  • Type of lighting used in the building.
  • Any onsite energy generation (renewables etc).

Some newer buildings will have this information to hand, especially if the facilities managers have been maintaining a logbook or operations and maintenance manuals (O&M); but often, this information will need to be collected.

DECs show the energy performance of a building by using an A-G rating system and how the building is performing, compared to the previous DECs issued. A DEC would apply to; Schools, Historic Buildings, Museums, NHS Trusts, Universities, Emergency Services and Local Authority buildings.

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EPC Commercial Energy Performance Certificate

If you’re selling or creating a new lease for your commercial building, you must display a Commercial EPC certificate. Fines for non-compliance can be up to £5000. We can complete your EPC certificate and get it on the commercial EPC register for Scotland within 48 hours.

Simplified Building Energy Model Calculations

SBEM calculations must be carried out as part of the Building Warrant applications for almost all commercial buildings. We’ll help you prepare for your submission and make sure the development complies with Section 6 of the Scottish building regulations.

Section 63 Assessment, Advice & Action Plans

If your property is over 1000sqm in size and was built prior to 2002, then it may be subject to the new Scottish Section 63 Legislation. We can guild you through the entire compliance process.

Standard Assessment Procedure Methodology

All new residential buildings including some conversions and extensions now require a SAP assessment as part of the building warrant application. SAP assessments are used to determine if the proposed development complies with local buildings regulations on energy efficiency.

ESOS Compliance and Energy Audits

Participants must ensure that at least 90% of their total energy use is subject to ESOS Energy Audits or an alternative route to compliance. For the purposes of ESOS the areas of energy usage which cumulatively meet 90% of total energy consumption are referred to as ‘areas of significant energy use’. Other areas of energy consumption will not require an audit.

Display Energy Certificates (DEC)

A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) displays the energy performance of a building over a 12 month period, based on the operational rating, on a scale from A to G. The DEC may be accompanied by an advisory report which outlines how the organisation can reduce their energy consumption.

Understanding Section 63 in Scotland

If you own commercial property in Scotland and you want to sell it or create a new lease, you’re subject to Section 63 legislation. We’ve created this free guide to explain what that means for you, and help you meet your responsibilities under the law. It tells you who’s affected, how to meet legislative requirements, which options are open to you and the likely costs. Please feel free to download and keep for reference.

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