About this building
Cardiff Council is the governing body for Cardiff, the capital of Wales. The council consists of 75 councillors, 29 electoral wards and occupies over 300 buildings. Sustainable development is a guiding principle for all of the council’s activities. Cardiff today is a three planet city: if everyone in the world consumed natural resources and generated carbon dioxide at the rate we do in Cardiff, we would need three planets to support us. Our aspiration is for Cardiff to be a one planet city by 2050. We’re sharing our data here to show the improvements we’re making to the council’s operations.
Display Energy Certificate
Since 9 January 2013 public buildings in the UK over 500m2 have been required to display a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) prominently at all times. Display Energy Certificates were introduced by the Government in response to the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which all EU member states were required to implement by January 2009.
DECs are designed to promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings. They are based upon the actual energy performance of a building and increase transparency about the energy efficiency of public buildings. DECs use a scale from A to G with A being the most efficient and G the least.