Regional Measures for Energy Efficiency: Lombardia
Lombardys regional law on the prevention and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions establishes an overall framework of action to reduce GHG emissions, including energy efficiency measures. Major provisions of the law include: For transport, measures that manage and restrict urban mobility and the use of heavily polluting vehicles For buildings, the law prohibits the use of fuel in heating systems. It also implements minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings for heating and electrical systems, and also to implement the building Energy Certification Scheme in a regional context. The regional law was amended in 2007 and 2008 to include further measures implementing an energy performance standard for buildings. This included: Calculation methodology; determination of energy classes and limit values; minimum requirements for energy Performance of buildings In addition, the law put in place an energy certificate scheme for buildings, including procedures and methodology for issuance of the certificate, and provisions for expertise and monitoring. In March 2009, a methodology to establish a monitoring scheme for the regional energy certificate scheme was established through Decree No. 2055 of 3 March 2009.
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