Display Energy Certificate Conventions
Please find below the documents forwarded by MHCLG to all Non-Domestic Energy Accreditation Schemes to pass on to their Assessors:
"The conventions are designed to improve the quality and the accuracy of Commercial Energy Certificates. The conventions will, therefore, supersede any previous assessment process and previously published guidance. With this in mind, further conventions are being developed and will be released in stages".
Download DEC Conventions Issue 2 letter here
Download DEC Conventions Issue 1 letter here
For audit and management purposes, the conventions must be applied on the dates shown in the 'Implementation Date' column on the right-hand side of the table. These conventions will be included as part of future quality assurance checks of the assessments you have undertaken, and the DEC reports produced, thereafter.
If you have any questions about the conventions please email email@example.com. Where appropriate, it can be discussed at a future meeting of the Conventions Group. The conventions must be applied as issued, even if you believe that a convention may require further clarification, until such time as the Conventions Group have had the opportunity to discuss the issue in more detail. Any subsequent changes to the conventions will then be circulated to all DEC assessors.