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CIBSE HQ: A Commercial Green Deal Story - Part 3 - DECs are the business

Digital Energy   have now completed the Green Deal assessment and produced the voluntary DEC certificates. We do not currently have an option to apply for Green Deal funding as we are now being told that this will not be available until early 2014 according to Mark Bayley, Chief Executive of the Green Deal Finance Company.   We will be ready when it is! In the meantime we now have current voluntary DEC certificates with an Operational Rating (OR) of 80 and up to date associated Advisory Reports giving us a comprehensive set of Energy Certificates for the CIBSE HQ buildings. The advisory reports have their limitations and have been widely criticised , but ours give us comprehensive advice on how to reduce our energy use by both improvements in our energy management and use of energy in the building, and fabric or system improvements.  Green Deal is just one funding method for

CIBSE HQ: A Commercial Green Deal Story - Part 2

Still inspired by @SophiePelsmakers “My Green Deal Journey” here is the second instalment of the commercial Green Deal story on the CIBSE buildings.   Due to non-availability of personnel a second visit by the Green Deal Advisor was required to complete all of the “lifestyle” questions.  This is something that both advisors and clients are going to have to try and manage better going forward. However, we now have our two Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and Green Deal Advice Reports, one of each for each building. The first interesting thing is that despite the age difference and the differences in construction, their ratings were similar.  For the newer Building Services Centre the EPC was a D (81 Asset Rating) and the Victorian Delta House was also a D (88 Asset Rating). This demonstrates that it is possible to retro-fit older buildings to bring them up to a modern standard. However in both cases the EPC states that if they were newly built, both buildings would be B