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Software approved to help DEC drive

An online tool for helping public sector organisations prepare Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports has been released.

i-Prophets has designed digitalenergy to help meet demand for DECs ahead of the October 1 deadline and the programme is the first independent software solution to be approved to produce operational ratings.  

Richard Hipkiss, sales and marketing director, said: “In typical buildings information resides in different departments, with different people safeguarding it. Using digitalenergy as a common framework information can be collated much quicker and assembled ready for calculation of the operational rating.

“The approach not only makes year one easier but it takes a forward thinking approach to the renewal of certificates, organisations do not need to panic again next year.” 

Lodging a DEC and assuring the quality of documentation remains the responsibility of the accredited energy assessor, but the software assists staff within organisations to work together to collate relevant information.

The software can also create a log book for the building providing updateable audit reports which can be used to monitor and raise performance and its operational rating in subsequent years.
It can also organise reports on a portfolio of buildings to allow quick comparisons.

Mr Hipkiss said: “With its work flow approach digitalenergy will enable the processing of multiple buildings requiring DEC’s at the same time making the 1st October an achievable date event for authorities with large numbers of buildings.”