Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Research
Legal References:Ley 38/1999, de Ordenacion de Edificacion

The law on Construction Requirements (Ley 38/1999, de Ordenacion de Edificacion) became effective in May 2000. It includes provisions for energy-efficient housing, such as general building insulation. The laws implementing regulations have not yet been approved, so the regional authorities currently are not obligated to require the certification procedure.Currently, IDAE (Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy) is working on this certification procedure permitting Spain's adaptation to the so-called "Save Directive" of the EU (93/76/EEC) regarding the Certification and Labelling of Buildings. Once the details of the certificate are set by IDAE and a new law to make the certificate mandatory is passed, the Directive will be enforced by the autonomous regions. The certificate will be issued for the use of passive solar energy, the correct use of thermal insulation materials, the use of low consumption electric lamps, the evaluation of CO2 emissions and the assessment of building materials according to regions.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings
This record supersedes:Housing Labels

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