Knowledgebase: DEC Conventions Iss.1
CL 2.03 - Acceptability of Non-Utility Meters
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 12:08 PM

Issue Summary:

Clarification on the use of non-utility meters


This convention applies to both primary meters and sub meters. Only permanent meters

(as referred to within DCLG guidance) may be used to collect energy consumption data

for the production of a DEC. Data gathered from temporary meters is not suitable for the

production of a DEC.

The use of data from meters not provided by a utility company is acceptable provided that

suitable evidence is submitted to the Energy Assessor (EA) to confirm the validity of the

data. Suitable evidence consists of:

(a) A consistent and dated schedule of the meter readings, AND

(b) A signed declaration from the building occupier confirming that the data provided

is a true and accurate reflection of the energy used in the building