Energy rating for buildings

The requirements relating to the energy certification of buildings established in Directive 2002/91 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of December 16, 2002, were transposed in Royal Decree 47/2007, of 19 January, by means of which A basic procedure was approved for the energy efficiency certification of new buildings.

Subsequently, Directive 2002/91 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 has been amended by Directive 2010/31 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010, relative to the energetic efficiency of the buildings, circumstance that has forced to transpose again to the Spanish legal order the modifications that it introduces with respect to the modified Directive.

Although this transposition could be done through a new provision that modified Royal Decree 47/2007, of January 19, and that at the same time complete the transposition contemplating the existing buildings, it seems pertinent that it be carried out through a single provision that consolidates the valid of the 2007 standard, repeal and complete it, incorporating the novelties of the new directive and extending its scope to all buildings, including existing ones.

Consequently, this Royal Decree partially transposes Directive 2010/31 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, of May 19, 2010, regarding the certification of energy efficiency of buildings, consolidating Royal Decree 47/2007 , of January 19, with the incorporation of the Basic Procedure for the certification of energy efficiency of existing buildings.

This Royal Decree 235/2013, of April 5, which approves the basic procedure for the certification of the energy efficiency of buildings, came into force the day after its publication in the Official State Gazette No. 89 (13 / 04/2013), its application being voluntary until June 1, 2013. From that moment, the presentation or making available to buyers or lessees of the energy efficiency certificate of all or part of a building, according to correspondingly, it will be required for the purchase or lease agreements entered into as of said date.

 

According to the First Transitory Provision of this Royal Decree, the presentation or making available to buyers or lessees of the energy efficiency certificate for all or part of a building, as applicable, shall be required for the sale/purchase or lease agreements entered into as of the said date (1 June 2013).

In this certificate, and by means of an energy efficiency label, each building is assigned an Energy Efficiency Class, which will range from class A, for the most energy efficient, to class G, for the least efficient.

What's more, and as its name indicates, the previously mentioned RD 235/2013 establishes the basic procedure for the certification of the energy efficiency of buildings. This procedure will be carried out by the competent body in this matter of the corresponding Autonomous Community, which will also be responsible for the registration of certifications in its territorial scope, external control and inspection. 

You can consult information concerning your Autonomous Community through the designated contact body. Further information in MITECO 

 

UPDATING OF ENERGY CLASSIFICATION PROGRAMMES

As indicated on the official page for energy certification of buildings:

The energy certification tools are being updated. This will have no impact on use of the tools, but will update the internal mechanism for calculation of the energy rating.

In support of the update, an informational note has been published on the official page. This clarifies the changes that have taken place and the issues to be taken into account during this transitory period, both at the technical level and at the administrative level.

 

INFORMATIONAL NOTE ON THE COMPANIES UNDERTAKING ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS:  

THE IDAE MAKES KNOWN that it does not carry out any approval, accreditation or recognition of any company, entity, person or legal entity with respect to energy efficiency certification.

 

The fraudulent use of the IDAE’s name, its logo or any of the symbols that represent it without its consent results in a crime of falsity in the quality of the products or services offered in the market, and offenders will be identified and reported to the competent authority. 

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