|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Auditing|
|Agency:||Bruxelles Environnement (Brussels Capital Region Ministry of Environment)|
|Legal References:||Decree of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region on an energy audit for large energy facilities December 15, 2011|
An energy audit has to be undertaken for any building (housing not considered) bigger than 3500m² on the occasion of the renewal of its environmental permit.The audit has to be performed by an approved auditor.Cost effective solutions identified during the audit should be implemented within four years after the permit is issued, extended or renewed.
The energy consumptions of the regional tertiary sector currently accounts for 32% of the Brussels’ final energy consumption. That is why the realization of an energy audit followed by the mandatory implementation of the cost-effective measures (payback time < 5 years) is now compulsory for any big consumer building not affected to housing, of more than 3,500 m², at the renewal or extension of its environmental permit. This new regulation concerns 23,4 million m² and should induce between 6 and 19% energy savings for the tertiary sector.
A new decree is under development to include :
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