PCBD

See Product Characteristics Database

Physics World

Physics World represents a key part of IOP Publishing’s mission to communicate world-class research and innovation to the widest possible audience.

Physics World helps scientists working in academic and industrial research stay up to date with the latest breakthroughs in physics and interdisciplinary science.  The publication provides an international readership with a unique mix of daily news, opinion and analysis from an award-winning team of science writers and editors.

Find out more here.

Product Characteristics Database

The Product Characteristics Database (PCBD) is provided by BRE to assist in energy assessment.  It contains operational details for a wide range of products and technologies allowing their accurate inclusion in assessments.

The database can be accessed online by clicking here.

Public Authority

The term "Public Authority" is important in determining whether an organisation requires a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) or is subject to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) instead.

Due to some significant differences between the systems the devolved administrations have introduced, different rules apply in different parts of the UK.

Display Energy Certificate (DEC)

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)