Factsheet: Technical building code

Technical building code

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Royal Decree 314/2006, dated March 17, approving the Technical Building Code
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Real Decreto 314/2006, de 17 de marzo, por el que se aprueba el Código Técnico de la Edificación
Description: 
The Technical Building Code (TBC), approved by Royal Decree 314/2006, is the regulatory framework that establishes the demands to be met by buildings in terms of the basic security and living conditions requirements. To enhance innovation and technological development, the TBC has adopted a more modern, international approach in the field of building regulations: codes based on features and objectives. The Technical Code contains an Energy Saving Document where the basic requirements in energy efficiency and renewable energy that must be met in new buildings and interventions in existing buildings are described.
Goal/Aim: 
stimulate energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Transports and Public Works

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2006
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013