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Act on promotion of energy conservation in buildings (No. 646 of 2011).

Type of law
Date of original text

The aim of this Act is to promote energy savings and increase efficiency in the use of energy in buildings, as well as to help reduce water consumption. The Act applies to all buildings with a roofed construction having walls that exploit energy in order to regulate indoor climate. It further enforces energy-labeling of building constructions specifying category of energy.
It consists of 11 Chapters: Purpose (1); Scope of the Act (2); Sustainable Purchasing (3); Energy on the sale or lease (4); Energy for construction of new buildings (5); Regular energy labeling of buildings (6); Control, inspection and maintenance of technical facilities (7); Public buildings (8); Energy consultants and technical experts (9); Miscellaneous provisions (10); Entry into force and transitional provisions (11).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
Entry into force is determined by the Minister of Climate and Energy.
This Act is not applicable to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om fremme af energibesparelser i bygninger.