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EPCs v DECs DEC
DECs and Advisory Report Penalty £500 Penalty £1,000
Process – Find Buildings over 1,000sqm • Example - 109 Buildings over 5 Campus sites • 49 over 1,000 sq. m. Buildings
Process – Submission Central Register (CR) Landmark Information Group Central Information Point (CIP) Landmark Information Group Accreditation Bodies (AB) Up to 12 have intimated their intention to do this Software for DEC & Advisory Report 4 x XML files 2 x PDF
How am I going to do them? • DIY • Software - DCLG software or M&T software • Recruit or Train Staff? • DEC Accredited Assessor - qualification and software training • TEAM have courses run in conjunction with CIBSIE • Outsource • 3rd party do everything • Shared workload based on what you have available and your level of knowledge
Self read M&T Software Data loggers Radio Modem GSM & SMS Mains borne Signalling Paper Bills EDI Electronic Bills What data do I have ?
Can I use M&T software ? Help create multiple DECs efficiently, simply and cost effectively Search M&T database for sites over 1000 sq m Simple step based process “mine” database for energy usage information and checks Automatically calculates Operational Ratings using approved CO2 emissions, benchmarks and weather corrections Allow selection of building types and benchmark categories Use stored site and administrative data to avoid duplication Helpful checks and prompts Create DEC and Advisory Report Automatically generates Certificate number Generate XML and PDF formats for despatch to Central Register Manages DEC and Advisory Report for easy access
Process - Considerations • “Assessment Period” - 365 days +/- 31 days • 3 months from “Assessment Period to “Nominated Date” • CO2 emission conversion/degree day correction • Occupancy adjustment • 29 benchmark categories • Composite benchmarks • Separate energy use – if sub metered • Green energy purchased • On site generation • Estimated reads
Questions/Issues ? • Definition of a building • Unique Property Reference Number that isn't unique ! • Halls of Residence/Nurses Accommodation • Multi public sector occupation of building • Non metered fuels - Oil, propane, coal • Quarterly bills leading to default • Landlord has consumption info • District heating and cooling • Basement Car Parks • Incorrect billing
Advisory Reports • List of cost effective energy saving measures • Provided through Q/A based downloadable software system and embedded in Sigma software module • Does not need to be displayed • Valid for 7 years • Do I have to survey all my sites? • When do these need to be submitted? • Who can do these? • What qualifications are needed?
Check List Advisory Report Checklist
Future ? • Private Sector – Parliamentary debate (2008)? • Voluntary DECs and Advisory Reports • EPBD 2 - 2009 • Actual not estimated readings • Building sub metering not site readings • Buildings below 1,000 m sq • Stimulate utility data ? • Operational Rating Improvement - Personal objective of Energy Manager? • Easier to produce in second year • Advisory Report – yr1 minimum – fuller surveys later • Positive legislation to support improved efficiency of buildings