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DECoRuM helps local authorities to develop a carbon emission reduction planning capability by helping them in base-lining, target-setting, action-planning, implementing and monitoring domestic energy consumption and CO2 emissions from public and private housing.
The Energy Efficiency Advice Centres (EEACs), of which there are now 52 all over the UK, provide free and impartial advice to the general public and small businesses. To offer such advice, the energy advisers in the EEACs require a tool that calculates current emissions of dwellings and financial report on potential improvements.
The ability of DECoRuM to calculate SAP energy ratings and predict energy savings and cost-benefits resulting from energy efficiency measures and deployment of renewable energy technologies, could be utilised by surveyors and real estate professionals when preparing home condition reports as part of the home information pack that home sellers and their agents will be required to have available from 2007 when homes are marketed for sale.
DECoRuM maps the results at a street, district or city level