Factsheet: Act on Energy Certificates for Buildings

Act on Energy Certificates for Buildings

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
The Act on Energy Certificates for Buildings 50/2013, Governmental decree on expertise requirements and simplified energy certificates 170/2012, The Decree on Energy Certificates for Buildings 176/2013
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Laki rakennuksen energiatodistuksesta 50/2013, Valtioneuvoston asetus rakennuksen energiatodistuksen laatijan pätevyydestä ja kevennetyn energiatodistusmenettelyn edellytyksistä 170/2013 and Ympäristöministeriön asetus rakennuksen energiatodistuksesta 176/2013
Description: 
The Act on Energy Certificates for Buildings was used to implement the sections of the Directive of the European Parliament and Council on the Energy Performance of Buildings (2010/31/EU) that apply to energy certificates. Building owners must obtain an energy certificate in conjunction with the building permit proceedings for new buildings. A certificate must also be obtained when a building or part thereof is sold or rented out. In the future, an energy certificate will also be required when selling or renting out an old small residential building, as is the case with other buildings. This requirement is subject to certain transition periods. The energy class must be reported in sales and rental listings as well. In some buildings, the certificate must be publicly displayed.
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in buildings.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
The Ministry of the Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2013
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013