Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2012
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Auditing
Policy Target:Buildings>Non-Residential
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 :
- industrial building consuming more than 0,1petajoule
- commercial treshold till 1000m² and 314kWh/m²
- a more flexible implementation of audits obligations

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