Freedom of information request response - 06133

FOI request

FOI ID number
Energy Certificates

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?
    4. New Build EPC
    5. Dwellings EPC (for sale)
    6. Dwellings EPC (for rental)
    7. Non-dwellings EPC
    8. DEC

Of the above enquiries how many were found to be non-complaint with the regulations?

How many of the following has Trading Standards issued for transgression of the regulations?

Warning letter

Penalty notice

How much extra funding Trading Standards receive from Central Government for encouraging compliance of and enforcement of EPBD regulations?

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:

    1. New Build EPC
    2. Dwellings EPC (for sale)
    3. Dwellings EPC (for rent)
    4. Non-dwellings EPC
    5. DEC

Our response


Please note that as a district council we do not have responsibility for Trading Standards. Go to Freedom of Information on Cumbria County Council’s website to make your FOI request.

Response date
14 May 2019