Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Date Amended:

2012, 2014, 2015

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential, Buildings>Building Type>Industrial, Buildings>Energy Class, Buildings>Building Code, Energy Utilities
Agency:Ministry of the Economy
Legal References:Regulation of 31 August 2010 concerning the energy performance of non residential buildings
Evaluation:The system received substantial acceptance and no major objections. The construction sector even welcomed the introduction of a predefined roadmap to increase efficiency requirements. Also, the adoption of the schedule in the real estate market has been favourable. Advertisements in the media and on specific building internet sites prove that the energy performance of buildings often exceeds the mandatory requirements. The concerned sectors are clearly prepared to tackle the challenge.

The regulations concerning new and existing nonresidential buildings took effect on 1 January 2011. All new buildings and existing buildings undergoing significant renovation must meet new energy performance requirements. The regulations introduced a calculation method for measuring energy performance. New buildings must be accompanied by an energy performance certificate. For existing buildings, an energy performance certificate is required in case of change in the building’s owner or tenant, as well as if significant renovation is undertaken. The certificate provides a rating of the buildings energy performance, as well as advice on improvements that can be made.

The energy efficiency of the building is calculated by a qualified expert who also issues the EPC. The buildings can be labelled A through G, and for existing buildings the certificate also lists cost-effective measures for improving energy performance.


This regulation was amended by the regulation of the 5th May 2012. The amendment concerns the replacement of the technical annex in german language by a text in french language

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings, Mandatory building codes and MEPS, Buildings, Improved energy efficiency in existing buildings, Buildings, Building energy labels or certificates, Buildings, Energy performance of building components and systems

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