DLKW wins Energy Certificates launch

The Department for Communities and Local Government has appointed Delaney Lund Knox Warren & Partners to launch its Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).

DLKW won the pitch after a three-way shoot-out against Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R and Leo Burnett. It will devise a launch strategy to back the introduction of EPCs to consumers and businesses and will also be charged with follow-up campaigns.

The Department for Communities and Local Government, formerly known as the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, is also looking for a media agency to handle communications planning, with ZenithOptimedia, Booth Lockett Makin, MindShare and Rise pitching for the brief. COI is handling the pitch.

EPCs are a new energy efficiency audit that will be distributed as part of a Home Information Pack to anyone building, selling or renting property from June this year.

The certificates will rate a home's energy efficiency and carbon emissions, ensuring that the property meets usage targets set out in the European Buildings Directive.