Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – What’s happening with Display Energy Certificates in the private sector?

Perhaps the question should have been “So what’s happened with Display Energy Certificates (DECs) in the public sector?”… where they were originally implemented in 2008 – over five years ago. The be all and end all They were intended to encourage similar ongoing energy reductions in buildings as white goods labelling had done on the […]

Local authorities breach EU energy regulations

More than a third of local authorities in England and Wales have been found in breach of EU energy regulations for buildings, according to the Property and Energy Professionals Association (PEPA). It was revealed using a Freedom of Information (FoI) request when PEPA asked all authorities whether they complied with the Energy Performance of Buildings […]

Are DECs achieving what they were set out to?

Benjamin Wery BA (Hons) Dip PBEA, Energy Assessor at TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency Ltd). “At TEAM we are seeing the ratings for DECs improving year on year”. Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are currently required for public buildings with a floor area above 1000m2, with the planned amend to DEC policy to buildings over 500m2 scheduled […]