DECs – penalties for non compliance
We get asked a lot what the downside to not having a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) in place. Below we outline the simple fact for you.
You might be compliant this year, but the threshold area for a DEC is due to drop to 500m2 as of January 2013 public buildings (and others). Additional, smaller, buildings across your estate are likely to require a DEC so contact us if you for an assessment as soon as possible.
Note that metering date will be needed. These smaller buildings may not be under your current metering strategy. Our aM&T and intelligent buildings solutions can be cost-effectively installed (and integrated to existing aM&T and BMS systems) to help you achieve this
Display Energy Certificate (DEC) Penalties for non Compliance
Failure to continuously display a Display Energy Certificate in a prominent location can result in a penalty of £500 repeatedly
The penalty for not having an advisory report available is a minimum fine of £1000
Please refer to the Communities and Local Government website for further information on this:
“ 6.4 Penalties for not having a DEC
A local authority can issue a penalty charge notice of £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
possess or have in their control a valid advisory report. In addition to these penalties,
it will still be necessary to commission the documents, otherwise further offences
will be committed.
If you can demonstrate that you have taken all reasonable steps to avoid breaching
the regulations, then the penalty charge notice must be withdrawn.
If you believe the penalty charge notice should not have been given you can request
a review. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the review you may appeal to
the county court within 28 days after you received notice confirming the penalty
charge notice. “