Since legislation for energy savings-related matters falls under the responsibility of both the Federal Provinces and the federal government, an agreement between the federal government and the Federal Provinces, in accordance with Article 15a of the Federal Constitutional Law, was reached to ensure for the formulation of common goals and to provide for the coordination of future action. This agreement on energy efficiency entered into force on 15 June 1995. According to the objectives stated in the 1993 Energy Report, the following measures were adopted in the agreement: - Harmonisation of federal and provincial regulations for the realisation of the agreements objectives. - Basic regulations regarding the energy consumption of appliances. - Specific regulations regarding heating systems and building structures. - Increased consideration of objectives relating to environmental policies.