From 1 January 2009, all public buildings with a gross internal floor area greater than 1000 m2 are required to display a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) in a prominent place clearly visible to the public. This requirement is a consequence of the transposition into Irish legislation of Article 7(3) of the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive. The purpose of this certificate is to encourage public bodies to improve the energy efficiency of their building stock. This in turn will save money and green house gas emissions (GHGs).
The DEC for large public buildings is calculated as an operational rating (based on utility bills), where the actual energy consumed in the building is compared to a benchmark for buildings of the same type and is shown on the certificate on an A-G scale. There is also a CO2 indicator which shows the CO2 emissions associated with the building's energy consumption.
Cork City Council has five buildings greater than 1000 m2 where a DEC is required. The five buildings are City Hall, Central Library, Bishopstown Library, Douglas Swimming Pool and Cork Public Museum. The Energy Agency in partnership with Cork City Council is committed to labeling all of these buildings in the next year.
Follow the links below to see details of DEC for the five buildings of Cork City Council:City Hall(215KB)