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Act on promotion of energy conservation in buildings (No. 485 of 1996).

Type of law

This Act aims at the promotion of energy and water savings and increased efficiency in all utilization of energy and water in buildings. The Act applies to all buildings but the Minister for Environment and Energy can exempt certain buildings and categories of buildings and parts of buildings. The Act classifies buildings as large or small buildings. As for small buildings, they shall be energy rated and an energy plan be drawn up to ensure that the owner, tenants and other similar users of the building have knowledge of energy conditions in the building and receive advice about energy saving possibilities. Large buildings shall be energy-rated and an energy plan shall be drawn up by an approved energy consultant who shall update the energy plan once a year.
Date of text
The Act is not applicable to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om fremme af energi-og vandbesparelser i bygninger.