|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards|
|Policy Target:||Buildings>Building Type|
Energy Performance Standards for new buildings and non-residential buildings came into effect on 15 December 1995, as part of the Housing Act supported by a programme implemented by NOVEM. The measures are intended to achieve savings of between 15% and 20% in energy consumption. At present, the requirements of the Energy Performance Standard (EPN) for new residential properties is 1.2 which means that buildings must be designed in such a way that no more than 1 200 m3 of natural gas will be required each year for heating, hot water and cooking in a standard-size dwelling. The EPN requirement was tightened to 1.0 as of 1 January 2000.
|This record is superseded by:||Energy Performance Standards for Buildings Strengthened|
date effective: 1995-revised 2011
Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:23:28 CET