About this building
Kensington Town Hall & Central Library Complex includes the Borough’s largest library, the customer service centre, civic reception and events halls, a car park, and Council offices for back office services, housing, planning, social services, and more. The building has recently finished a major renovation, the SPACE Programme, which includes introducing an open floor plan with energy efficient work stations, cavity wall insulation, window double glazing, voltage optimisation, and solar panels on the roof of the building.
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. The Display Energy Certificate for Kensington Town Hall Complex is available here or by clicking the plaque on the right.