What has long been common practice for refrigerators and washing machines, is
now also practice for buildings in Germany.
Based on the Energy Conservation Act energy efficiency is evaluated.
With an energy certificate energy consumption is documented per square meter and
On the 1st of July 2008 the gradual introduction of energy certificates for
residential buildings started.
It has to be presented to potential buyers or tenants by the owner if it is
The legislature expects this because of two things: More transparency in the
energy quality of buildings and a greater willingness to introduce energy-saving
When will the submission requirements start?
buildings built before 1965, the duty begun at the 1st of July 2008
For all other
residential buildings an identification requirement applies from the 1st of
non-residential building the deadline was the 1st of July 2009
Energy certification of buildings - Deadlines
Energy certification of buildings - Costs
certificate as PDF-file