According to the EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS we have a future target which is to CONSTRUCT BUILDINGS WITH ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ALMOST ZERO (A Qualification)
Those buildings will have very high energy efficiency levels. Very little energy almost zero will be required and will be from renewable energy sources in it’s majority.
AFTER THE 31st OF DECEMBER 2020 (*), ALL NEW BUILDINGS MUST BE OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ALMOST ZERO (A Qualification)
(*)31st of December 2018 for public property and public occupied buildings.
According to the EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS, the ROYAL DECREE 235/2013, published in Spain on the 5th of April approves the basic procedure of Energy Efficiency Certificates for buildings.
(BOE Nº 89, DE 13 DE ABRIL DE 2013)
From the entry in force last 1st of JUNE 2013 of this law, when constructing , selling or leasing buildings or building units (houses or commercial premises), the energy certificate or a copy of it must be at the disposal of the buyer or new leaseholder in the terms established by the basic procedure.
Field of application
DO I NEED TO PASS? Neither is a pass or a fail. Each building or building unit shall have it’s energy rating.
DOES THIS FORCE ME TO MAKE REFURBISHMENTS ?
No, the certificate includes some improvements to upgrade in the future. It’s information for the owner. There is no obligation to make refurbishments.
WHY SHOULD I ORDER THIS CERTIFICATE?
From the entry in force last 1st of JUNE 2013 and as stated in the article 5.1 from the RD 235/2013 IT IS THE OWNER’S OBLIGATION to provide the agency as soon as possible a copy of the energy certificate, so that the agency can show the qualification obtained and include it in the advert.
WHAT DOES THIS RATING MEAN?
The rating if from the letter G to A. All new buildings in 2020 must be A (almost zero energy consumption). As with electrical appliances the aim is to provide public awareness about the energy quality of buildings and encourage their improvement by comparison.
A better rating means lower energy costs and better comfort quality.