Flanders: Energy Performance of Buildings regulation

Last updated: 5 November 2017
On 7 May 2004, the Government of Flanders introduced the Energy Performance Decree which provides the legal basis for the implementation of minimum energy performance requirements and energy certificates for buildings.
On 26 November 2004, the Government of Flanders approved in a second stage the minimum energy performance and internal climate requirements. From 1 January 2006, these requirements are obliged for new buildings and for conversions for which an application for an urban development license must be submitted. This applies to all buildings that are heated or cooled for people that live, work, recreate, ... in that building. From 1 January 2014 not only minimum energy performance requirements are fixed, but also a minimum share of energy must come from renewable energy sources (e.g. PV, solar boiler, ...). For school and offices this requirement already starts on 1 January 2013.

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