Energy and carbon advisory services
EPLabel is completely free
EPLabel is a UK Government approved, web based DEC software tool designed to help you reduce your energy consumption and carbon output.
With multiple user access and a database structure, EPLabel provides a powerful, user-friendly DEC production and management tool that gives clear information about a building portfolio’s energy performance and guides energy efficiency investment prioritisation. Its powerful and unique functionality helps managers, owners and occupiers develop energy and carbon reduction strategies for a site or entire portfolio. And it is completely free of charge.
EPLabel enables businesses and public sector organisations to understand their carbon position at the level of the individual building or tenancy: the full set of data available from each DEC provides this critical granularity. EPLabel user options include the following:
Whether voluntary or for compliance, Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are a stimulus for achieving carbon, energy and cost savings in the UK’s existing buildings.
To become a user of EPLabel, follow these simple steps:
The training application has all of the functions of the full-licence EPLabel tool, however the DECs it generates are watermarked 'Draft' and can’t be lodged. It’s available to all accredited PBEAs (Public Building Energy Assessors) and anybody training to become a PBEA or data collector. Additionally, on a case by case basis, logins are available to those who simply have a strong interest in exploring EPLabel. You can start becoming an EPLabel user by registering for the free training application.
Training Universe: Please submit the following information (*=required) by email to email@example.com. We will process your application and send your login details via return email. You can expect a response within one working day.
Users in the Live Application are set up by an organisation’s PBEA administrator (PA). If your organisation wishes to start using the Live Application, your PA should register for a PA login. Your PA can then set up logins for any number of PBEAs, Data Collectors or Building Managers. For QA purposes, all PBEAs are asked to complete a simple case study of a DEC in the Training Application to demonstrate their familiarity and ability with EPLabel. The case study can be downloaded from the Help section of EPLabel. PBEAs become approved EPLabel users after verification of the completed case study.
Live Universe: Logins for the EPLabel Live Universe are given to a PBEA’s Administrator (PA). For organisations with a single PBEA, the PA and PBEA can be the same person. For organisations with a team of PBEAs, the PA is responsible for allocating DEC work to each PBEA.
Please submit the following information (*=required) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training: EPLabel is exceedingly easy to use, however training webinars are available to support anybody wishing to become an approved EPLabel user. If you’re interested in receiving training, please email us at Robert.email@example.com
EP Label tariff: Using energy more efficiently is one of the most cost effective ways to cut carbon dioxide emissions. For the UK to achieve its carbon reduction targets, efforts must continue unabated to increase the energy efficiency of existing, non-domestic buildings. To stimulate the production of DECs and improve energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings, Verco is currently offering its EPlabel software free of charge.
Verco will provide all users 30 days’ notice if there is to be any change to the tariff structure. There is no obligation to use EPLabel after this and you will be able to extract your data from the database free of charge. Please contact us if you wish to discuss our licensing arrangements.
User support: Detailed user manuals are available to registered users of both the Training Application and full-licence EPLabel, within the ‘Help’ tab of the tool. Our support team operate a Help Desk, with both email and phone support. In addition, we can also offer ongoing training webinars for all registered users of EPLabel. Help Desk contact details: T: 0788 149 5610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DEC and carbon management advisory services: Verco has in-house accredited PBEA consultants with national coverage on hand to produce DECs for organisations. Additionally, we can provide DECs as part of an integrated package in combination with our energy monitoring and targeting and CRC reporting software. With a 20-year track record in reducing energy use through energy management, Verco provides a cost effective and independent service. Verco can also provide DECs as part of a strategic approach to carbon management. Verco has worked with hundreds of public and private sector clients to help them build a whole-organisation approach to energy efficient operation.
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