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Are you a “public authority or an institution providing a public service (further defined as ‘one providing a service traditionally associated with local or national Government’) to a large number of persons and therefore visited by those persons”? Does your building have a total useful floor area over 500m² ? You require a DEC and AR.
We don’t want to produce your Display Energy Certificate and walk away. We will work with you, giving you advice on energy saving measures and companies who can carry out the work and an introduction of the latest technology in lighting, heating and renewable energy to suit your budget. This will bring down your heating and lighting costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Our aim is to save you far more than the cost of the DEC both this year and in the future.
CEADA are fully accredited to provide DECs and ARs and offer a quick, reliable and competitive service. All CEADA DECs are carried out by our own assessors, in house, ensuring the best value for you, the client.
Currently only buildings with a total useful floor area over 500m² that are occupied or part occupied either by public authorities and by institutions providing public services to a large number of people and therefore visited by those persons are affected by this legislation. Where a building is partly occupied by a public authority or a relevant institution, the authority or institution is responsible for displaying a DEC and having a valid Advisory Report. However, from July 2013 the requirement changes to include any building which is frequently visited by the public which has floor area of 500m². Further changes are due to take place in July 2015 when the requirements will be extended to include buildings with floor areas greater than 250m².
If you fulfil the criteria for a DEC, you have legally required one since October 1st 2008.
A DEC is valid for one year for buildings of 1,000m² and requires annual renewal. The accompanying Advisory Report is valid for seven years. However, for buildings between 500m² and 1,000m², the DEC is valid for 10 years and does not require an Advisory Report.
If you fulfil the criteria for a DEC there are no further exceptions.
The penalty is £500 for failing to display a DEC at all times in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and £1,000 for failing to have possession of a valid advisory report. In addition to these penalties, it is still necessary to commission the documents