Display Energy Certificates

Our in-house team of fully accredited and CRB check DEC Assessors have issued thousands of Display Energy Certificates and accompanying Advisory Reports for schools and other public buildings throughout the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

EPS Group: Expert Display Energy Certificates

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) provide a graphical summary of the energy performance of a building based upon its actual annual recorded energy consumption. This differs significantly to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) which are based on the predicted energy consumption of a building.

Each Display Energy Certificate is accompanied by a corresponding Advisory Report, which gives a series of recommended energy efficiency improvements which if adopted would improve the energy performance of the building.

For more information relating to Display Energy Certificates and the assessment process please explore the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Alternatively to discuss your DEC requirements further, please contact us on 0115 7270599, email us at info@epsgroup.co.uk, or complete our enquiry form.

When are Display Energy Certificates Required?

Display Energy Certificates are a mandatory requirement for all publicly funded buildings which satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have a total useful floor area in excess of 250m2
  • Are occupied by a Public Authority or an institution providing a public service
  • Are frequently visited by members of the general public

Given the above, Display Energy Certificates are required for Schools, Colleges, Central and Local Government Offices, NHS Trust Buildings, Police Buildings and sites which provide public services such as Leisure Centres and Museums.

By law, each Display Energy Certificate must be displayed in a prominent position that is clearly visible to members of the public visiting the building. This tends to be the building’s main entrance or reception area.

Display Energy Certificates FAQs

When are Display Energy Certificates Required?

Display Energy Certificates are a mandatory requirement for all publicly funded buildings which satisfy the following criteria:

  • Have a total useful floor area in excess of 250m2
  • Are occupied by a Public Authority or an institution providing a public service
  • Are frequently visited by members of the general public

Given the above, Display Energy Certificates are required for Schools, Colleges, Central and Local Government Offices, NHS Trust Buildings, Police Buildings and sites which provide public services such as Leisure Centres and Museums.

By law, each Display Energy Certificate must be displayed in a prominent position that is clearly visible to members of the public visiting the building. This tends to be the building’s main entrance or reception area.

How long are Display Energy Certificates valid?

Where a building has a total useful floor area of more than 1,000m², the Display Energy Certificate is valid for 12 months. The accompanying Advisory Report (AR) is valid for seven years.

In buildings with a total useful floor area of between 250m² and 1000m², the DEC Assessment and DEC Advisory Report are both valid for 10 years.

How do I know when my Display Energy Certificates need renewing?

The expiry date of each Display Energy Certificate is detailed within the Administrative Information section of a certificate. This is highlighted in red on the example image of a DEC to the right. The first page of each DEC Recommendation Report also provides an expiry date.

If you are unable to locate hardcopies of your DEC certificate and Recommendation Report, you can check whether your building has a valid DEC Assessment by downloading the last lodged certificate and report form the Non Domestic Energy Performance Register.

What is the penalty for not having a valid DEC Assessment?

Penalty charges of £500 can be issued by local authorities for the failure to display a valid Display Energy Certificate in a prominent location that is visible to members of the public visiting the building. Failure to possess a valid DEC Advisory Report can also result in a fine of £1,000.

Who can issue a Display Energy Certificate?

Display Energy Certificates can only be completed by accredited DEC Assessor using government approved software. Each DEC Assessment is uploaded via the Non Domestic Energy Performance Register.

How can EPS Group help with Display Energy Certificate?

There are many reasons to appoint EPS Group to provide your Display Energy Certificate?

How can EPS Group help with Display Energy Certificate?

EPS Group have an in-house team of accredited and highly experienced DEC Assessors who between them have issued several thousand Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports to schools and other public buildings throughout the East Midlands.

Drawing upon our extensive Energy Consultancy & Compliance expertise, we take great pride in our constructive relationships with our clients. Our fully-inclusive service includes:

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Competitive pricing with discounts for large sites with multiple buildings.

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Highly experienced and accredited DEC Assessors

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Reminders when Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports are due for renewal

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Option to schedule site visits outside school or office hours

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All DEC Assessors are regularly CRB checked for peace of mind.

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Independent Service

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Nick Collingridge
Nick Collingridge
2021-03-18
Great service from EPS Group. Their operative was friendly, efficient and very helpful. He carried out his survey quickly and then spent time walking round the property with me pointing out all the points at which air was infiltrating. He also passed on some invaluable tips about the best way to attend to the detailing of aspects of a property's structure to maximise air tightness. I am altogether very satisfied with the survey.
Mark Blood
Mark Blood
2021-03-13
Have worked with EPS for several years now in connection with all of our energy assessment requirements. Extremely efficient service at very competitive fees and always available to offer advice on achieving compliance. Would definitely recommend.
Bruce Watt
Bruce Watt
2021-03-12
Very professional and very helpful when I have made additional requirements upon them. I can full recommend them and wish them every success in the future. I will be a returning customer.
Bruce Watt
Bruce Watt
2021-03-12
I have used EPS many times and I can say they are very professional and very helpful when I have made additional requirements upon them. I can full recommend them and wish them every success in the future. I will be a returning customer.
ian lapsley
ian lapsley
2021-03-12
EPS are always helpful to our SAP and EPC needs.