Factsheet: Energy Certification of Buildings

Energy Certification of Buildings

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 47/2007, which approves the basic procedure for certifying energy efficiency in new buildings
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 235/2013, de 5 de abril, por el que se aprueba el procedimiento básico para la certificación de la eficiencia energética de los edificios
Description: 
The decree establishes the requirements to make available for buyers and tenants an energy efficiency certificate providing objective information on the energy characteristics of the existing building. This allows the public and potential buyers or lessors to assess and compare the energy characteristics of different buildings in their decision prior to procurement or signing of a lease.
Goal/Aim: 
To set the basic procedure for certifying energy efficiency in buildings, both existing ones and new builds

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Government of Spain. Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2013