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In support of European Legislation- the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)- legislation came into force in the UK in April 2007. The objective of the EPBD is to promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the European Community. Implementing the EPBD will encourage owners and tenants to choose energy efficient buildings when seeking new accommodation and to improve the performance of buildings they occupy. Implementation of the Directive is seen as an important contribution to reducing carbon emissions as part of the UK climate change programme.

UK Regulations introduce Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for buildings when they are constructed, sold or let, and Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for larger buildings occupied by public authorities and institutions providing public services to a large number of people and therefore frequently visited by those people. This will implement Article 7 of the EPBD.