Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Existing buildings, Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Building Code, Buildings, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential
Agency:Directorate General of Energy and Geology (Ministry of Economy and Innovation) and the Portuguese Environmental Agency (Ministry of Environment) (shared supervision)|Agencia para a Energia (ADENE) (managing body)
Legal References:Decree-Law nº 80/2006, 4 April

The Regulations on Characteristics of the Thermal Behaviour of Buildings (RCCTE) address energy consumption levels in buildings defining design rules for all new residential accommodation and services buildings without centralised air conditioning. These Regulations define the requirements for new residential and small service buildings, namely in terms of wall and floor insulation, types of glass coverings and surfaces, limiting heat loss and controlling excessive solar gains. These regulations set limits on the energy requirements for air-conditioning and hot water production, making it compulsory to install solar energy systems and favouring the use of other renewable energy sources.

This record is superseded by:System for Energy Certification of Buildings (SCE)

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