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Act on promotion of energy saving in buildings (No. 585 of 2005).

Type of law

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.
This Act consists of 11 Chapters: Purpose (1); Scope (2); Energy optimisation (3); Energy on sale or lease (4); Energy by construction of new buildings (5); Regular energy buildings (6); Control, inspection and maintenance of technical installations (7); Public buildings (8); Energy consultants and technical experts (9); Miscellaneous provisions (10); Entry into force and transitional provisions (11).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Minister of Transport and Energy shall set date of entry into force of the Act.
This Act does not apply to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om fremme af energibesparelser i bygninger.