Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:Ministry of Public Works and Settlement

The Regulation on Heat Insulation in Buildings focused on insulation, was amended to reduce energy consumption of new buildings to be constructed and existing buildings to be rehabilitated to a certain extent. This regulation was revised in1998 and became compulsory in 2000. It complements the National Insulation Standards for New Buildings (TS 825). The Regulation sets limits for annual heating energy requirements of buildings, which are different depending on the climatic zone (defined in the TS 825 standard). Inspections related to heat insulation must be conducted in all phases of the construction by the municipalities in the urban areas or by the governors in other areas. This regulation also introduces an obligation for new buildings to possess an energy certificate ("identity certificate of heat requirement") that shows its energy consumption per m2 and per m3. The certificate should be included in the file of the building administrator, and a certified copy should be displayed at the entrance of the building. The monitoring of the implementation of insulation regulations is done in two ways: For public buildings constructed under the control of the Ministry of Reconstruction and Resettlements, controlling and monitoring is carried out by the provincial directorates under the supervision of the governor; For private buildings this function is carried out by the "Building Inspection Agencies" under the control and inspection of the municipalities. These agencies are authorisedby the Ministry of Reconstruction and Resettlements. They use building control firms to carry out the inspections.

This record supersedes:National insulation standards for new buildings

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