Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Buildings
Agency:Ministry of Environment and Urbanization

Under the “By law on Energy Performance of Buildings”, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization will require buildings to meet minimum performance criteria and standards concerning architecture, heat insulation, heating and cooling systems and electrification. According to this regulation, an “Energy Performance Certificate” is given starting in January 2011 in order to give information on energy expenses and CO2 emissions for new buildings and buildings that have been purchased or rented. Utilisation licences will not be granted to new buildings that receive less than a “D” class rating. Furthermore, central heating is compulsory for new buildings of more than 2 000 m2. As of September 2014, the total number of Energy Performance Certificates was 210 402, where the number of residential buildings with EPCs was 198 574 and the number of commercial and service buildings was 11 828. Furthermore, the number of new and existing buildings with EPCs was 200 701 and 9 701 respectively.

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