BSRIA offers DECs as part of drive to improve energy efficiency
BSRIA now offers Display Energy Certificates as part of a package of compliance services and as part of its drive to help building operators improve energy efficiency.
Nigel Anderson, business manager for design and FM innovation, says, ‘We are not looking for operators of public buildings who simply want to comply with the legislation by displaying a DEC. We believe DECs are just a starting point, and many clients will be looking for advice and consultancy to make year-on-year improvements.’
BSRIA is also expecting forward-thinking private-sector clients to be looking at DECs to gauge their buildings’ energy efficiency and to be ready if the DEC legislation is extended to cover all non-domestic buildings.’
Early indications show that most buildings are achieving ratings of D or below (on a scale to A being best and G worst).