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Carbonreduction.eu is a specialised consultancy established to promote the sustainable use of energy in buildings and reduce the use of fossil fuels. We are dedicated to improving energy efficiency by identifying and eliminating waste, saving our clients money and reducing carbon emissions.

We work with the public sector, commercial clients, property developers and charities.

In addition, we have worked with the European display® campaign contributing to our experience and understanding necessary to deliver a more cost-effective service for clients in the public sector.

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EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates) for non-domestic buildings
An EPC looks broadly similar to the energy labels now provided with vehicles and many household appliances. Its purpose is to indicate how energy efficient a building is. The certificate will provide an energy rating of the building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is the least efficient. The better the rating, the more energy-efficient the building is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be. Each energy rating is based on the characteristics of the building itself and its services (such as heating and lighting). Hence this type of rating is known as an asset rating.

An EPC is required for the sale or let of all properties from 1 October 2008.
An EPC must be obtained before a contract to sell or let is entered into.

Further guidance on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for commercial property (non-domestic) can be found on the CLG website.


The EPBD calls for all air conditioning systems with an effective output of 12kW or more to be assessed for energy efficiency at least every 5 years.

An ‘air conditioning system’ comprises ALL of the individual units at a site that are under a common management control – i.e. the control of the same person or organisation. This means it is not necessary to have one large cooling system - a site with several individual small split-cooling units is likely to come under the legislation. 

The F-gas regulation came into force in July 2006 with key obligations becoming mandatory in July 2007. Maintaining records is a key obligation under the F-gas regulation. 

Further information about air conditioning inspections can be found on the Communities & Local Government web site.


A Display Energy Certificate shows the energy performance of a building based on actual energy consumption as recorded annually over periods up to the last three years (the Operational Rating). The DEC also shows an Asset Rating for the building if this is available (by way of an EPC).

A DEC is valid for one year and must be updated annually.
An Advisory Report accompanies the DEC and contains recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building. 

If you are an occupier of a building requiring a DEC, you will need to display a DEC showing an Operational Rating in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and have in your possession or control a valid advisory report. Full details about DECs, what they are and what they contain, can be found on the CLG website.


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  • Carbonreduction.eu

    York Eco Business Centre,

    Amy Johnson Way,

    Clifton Moor,


    YO30 4QR.

  • Email: sales@carbonreduction.eu

    Tel: 0800 612 7882

    Mobile: 07949 106210