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Energy use of 40,000 buildings revealed

The energy ratings of some 40,000 buildings have been published on the Internet.

A building’s Display Energy Certificate – similar to the energy rating on a light source – are a legal requirement when a building is sold – but until now the collected data hasn’t been publically available.

Now the Centre for Sustainable Energy has published the full DEC register for all UK public buildings, making it publicly available in one place for the first time.
It can be downloaded for free from a new open data page on the organisation’s website, www.cse.org.uk/data

‘This data belongs in the public domain,’ the CSE’s Joshua Thumim told Lux. It took a lot of time and effort, and we are now pleased to be able to share it so no one else has to jump through all of those hoops.’

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