Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Buildings, Buildings, Building Type, Non-residential
Agency:Ministry of Energy
Energy Efficiency Description:

In January 2017, the Ministry of Energy launched Gestiona Energia, a mandatory programme under which all public services from the Central Government are obliged to have a certified energy manager and have to measure the energy consumption and energy intensity of all of their buildings. By July 2017, there were more than 2400 energy managers and more than 3500 public buildings measuring and reporting their energy consumption.

The Ministry of Public Works has also set energy efficiency requirements as part of their public procurement process. They include standard terms of reference for energy efficiency and environmental comfort requirements for tenders on design and works according to geographic areas and building typology. The aim is to incorporate requirements, performance criteria, energy efficiency and environmental comfort standards as well as verification procedures for tenders in the design and works for public buildings. In line with this term of reference, the Construction Institute, created a voluntary Sustainable Building Certificate to evaluate and certify the environmental performance of both new and existing public buildings. The Ministry of Public Works is gradually enforcing this certification with the goal of ensuring 80% of all tenders are certified by 2017.


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