Freedom of Information Request

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Received: 16 May 2019

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled to under the Freedom of Information Act. In order to assist you with this request, I aim to outline my query as specifically as possible, if however my request is not clear, I would be grateful if you were to contact me, as I understand under the Act you are required to advise and assist the requester.

This enquiry revolves around the compliance of Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) within your local authority area.

Regulations 34-34A of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (as amended) deal with enforcement and outline the powers and the responsibilities of the Enforcement Authorities and their officers.

1. Regarding DECs, how many public buildings are compliant with the regulations and have the appropriate DEC in place?
2. If a member of the public reported a building without a DEC, would Trading Standards issue a penalty for non-compliance?
3. How many enquiries had Trading Standards made in each of the following for potential non-compliance of the EPBD regulations?
a. New Build EPC
b. Dwellings EPC (for sale)
c. Dwellings EPC (for rental)
d. Non-dwellings EPC
e. DEC
4. Of the above enquiries how many were found to be non-complaint with the regulations?
5. How many of the following has Trading Standards issued for transgression of the regulations?
a. Warning letter
b. Penalty notice
6. How much extra funding Trading Standards receive from Central Government for encouraging compliance of and enforcement of EPBD regulations?
7. Since May 21st 2010 what work has been carried out by local Trading Standards with regard to enforcing compliance of the regulations for the following:
a. New Build EPC
b. Dwellings EPC (for sale)
c. Dwellings EPC (for rent)
d. Non-dwellings EPC
e. DEC

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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