Buckinghamshire Traded Services



The Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires that any building occupied by a public authority where the total useful area of the building exceeds 250m2 and which is frequently visited by the public needs to display a valid Display Energy Certificate (DEC) in a prominent place clearly visible to the public at all times and have in their possession or control a valid Recommendation Report (RR) which conveys recommendations to improve the building’s energy performance.

Trading standards 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.

You can search for an accredited energy assessor on the non-domestic energy assessor database

As an alternative Buckinghamshire Council has an in-house accredited non-domestic energy assessor for DECs and Recommendation reports. The first assessment includes a site audit, data gathering, generation of DEC, and a recommendation report. Prices are described below:

1 Building - £160 (Excl. VAT)

2 Buildings - £280 (Excl. VAT)

3 Buildings - £ 410 (Excl. VAT)

More than 3 buildings - per consultation

Validity of DECs

 Where the building has a total useful floor area of more than 1,000m², the DEC is valid for 12 months. The accompanying advisory report is valid for seven years. Where the building has a total useful floor area of between 250m² and 1000m², the DEC and advisory report are valid for 10 years.

Please contact the BC Energy team at energy@buckscc.gov.uk.

Benefits of joining the Laser Energy scheme

OJEU Compliant - Laser's procurement frameworks are fully OJEU compliant, which saves the task of having to run your own tender process

Variety of purchasing strategies - with Laser's expertise in the energy market, you will be able to choose the best option for your organisation and budget.

Hedging purchases to mitigate risk - using flexible procurement options means energy purchases are done over a long period of time and over multiple purchases rather than one day.

All trades audited - independently audited on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of records

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