Eligible GP practices are required to display an energy certificate.
A display energy certificate (DEC) shows the energy performance of a building based on energy consumption over the last 12 months within the validity period of the DEC (the operational rating).
A DEC is required where the total useful floor area of the practice exceeds 250m2.
Who is responsible
- It is for the occupier of the building, rather than the owner to arrange the DEC.
- The position might be different if an NHS landlord such as NHS property services owns the building, in which case they will probably be responsible for obtaining and paying for the DEC.
- If there is doubt, over whether a DEC is needed, it is good practice to get one.