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Act on the Promotion of Energy Savings in Buildings (No. 1923 of 2021).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act applies to the promotion of energy savings by increasing efficiency in buildings, as well as reducing water consumption. The Act applies to all roofed buildings wand with walls exploiting energy for the regulation of indoor climate. It further enforces energy-marking of buildings which specify category of energy. The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building Affairs may lay down rules on authorization to companies that deploy or install small renewable energy systems (small renewable energy plants), and therefater may publish a list of approved companies.
It consists of 11 Chapters: Purpose (1); Scope of application of the Act (2); Energy labelling of buildings (3); Areas of implementation of the marking on sale or lease (4); Energy marking for construction of new buildings (5); Regular energy marking of buildings (6); Application of energy marking in large buildings (6a); Control, inspection and maintenance of technical facilities (7); Additional requirements for public buildings (8); Approval of energy consultants, technicians or experts and companies that employ them (9); Approval schemes for companies that install or assemble small renewable energy plants (9a); Approval scheme for companies that provide consultancy and project management etc. in connection with energy renovation of buildings (9b); Registration, duty of notification, appeals, supervision, bans and penalties (10); Entry into force and transitional provisions (11).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
1 July 2012.
This Act does not apply to Greenland nor to the faroe Islands.Consolidated version of the Act on the Promotion of Energy Savings in Buildings No. 585 of 2005.
Source language


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