Going Green With Energy Performance Certificates And Display Energy Certificates

Essential information for commercial and domestic customers about energy efficiency certificates has been released by UK company.

Online PR News – 15-September-2009 – – National Energy Rating has released essential information about Energy Performance Certificates in the UK. This is in light of the changing legislation regarding energy efficiency in domestic and commercial properties and the confusion that seems to surround the subject. Neil Shepherd, Director at the company says, "One of the most common questions asked when discussing Energy Performance Certification is, 'what is the difference between Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s) and Display Energy Certificates (DEC’s)?', therefore we decided the information needed to be made clear and accessible to company owners and the public."

To answer the question, Energy Performance Certificates are part of a series of measures introduced across Europe to reflect legislation which will help cut buildings carbon emissions and tackle climate change. An Energy Performance Certificate is required when a building is sold, leased or built, and is an essential component of a Home Information Pack.

Display Energy Certificates show the actual energy usage of a building, the operational energy rating and help the public to see the energy efficiency of a building. At present only public authority buildings open to the public must have a Display Energy Certificate, informing visitors to the building of its energy usage performance. Display Energy Certificates are renewed on an annual basis as property owners can modify their building or energy use to achieve a higher rating. It is a legal requirement to have these certificates and failure to obtain one is penalised by a fine of up to £5000.

To obtain an Energy performance Certificate or a Display Energy Certificate contact an Energy Assessor, such as National Energy Rating. An energy assessment company has to be accredited to the correct level so that they can produce an Energy Performance Certificate or Display Energy Certificate for a building.

To find out how National Energy Rating can help with your certification needs please call 0800 121 8761 or email info@nationalenergyrating.co.uk

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