Display Energy Certificates & Advisory Report – It’s Coming!!! Chrispal Anand Environmental Management Assistant Environment Team
Summary • Overview • DEC and AR • DEC at UoL’s Building • Certification Parameters • DEC for Your Building (Examples) • Future DEC
Overview • Non-dwelling buildings are responsible for almost 20 per cent of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. • Legislation - Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD). • Requirement - Display Energy Certificate (DEC) and Advisory Report (AR). • This comes into effect from 1st of October 2008.
DEC and AR • Buildings over 1,000 Sq.M. • Buildings which are visited by public. • The certificate gives information to the public about the building’s energy (gas & electric) consumed. • The common unit used is CO2. • The certificate has a rating from A to G: • A indicates most energy efficient building; and • G indicates least energy inefficient building.
DEC and AR • What does DEC look like?
DEC and AR • DEC is only valid for 12 months (renewed every year). • Advisory report is valid for 7 years. • Need to be displayed in a A3 format. • Should be displayed in a prominent place (entrance to a building). • Failing to display a valid DEC – Fine of £500. • Failing to possess a valid advisory report – Fine of £1,000.
DEC at UoL’s Buildings • Main Campus (Please note the rating is from a draft version of the DEC)
DEC at UoL’s Buildings • North Campus & Satellite Campus (Please note the rating is from a draft version of the DEC) • Hall of Residence (Please note the rating is from a draft version of the DEC)
Certification Parameters • Metering data for gas and electricity use in building. • Time period (365 days). • Area of the building (Sq.M). • Number of hours occupied (need to be documented). • Degree Days. • Activity in the building (from the 29 benchmark). • Onsite renewable. • Separable energy use (Example: Regional server room).
DEC for Your Building • DEC for Ken Edwards Building • DEC for Computer Bio Centre • DEC for Henry Wellcome Building • DEC for Richard Attenborough Centre (without additional occupied hours) • DEC for Richard Attenborough Centre (with additional occupied hours)
Future DEC • Scope for improvement • Energy reduction • Additional occupied hours documented • Separable energy use (metered and energy assessed)
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