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Energy performance certification of buildings

The Danish Energy Agency

Energy Consultant

Energy Consultant - Independent Expert

The energy performance certificate of buildings is mandatory in Denmark whenever buildings are sold and rented out, as well as every 10 years for larger buildings owned or occupied by public authorities.

The energy performance certificate of buildings serves two purposes:

  1. The energy performance certificate is carried out by an energy consultant associated with a certified company or an energy consultant approved in another EU or EOS country. The energy consultant measures the building and examines the quality of the insulation, windows and doors, heating system, etc. The energy consumption of buildings are calculated on basis of standard weather conditions, family size, operating times, consumption habits, etc.

  2. The energy performance certificate includes recommendations for the cost-optimal or cost-effective improvement of the energy performance of a building, unless there is no reasonable potential for such improvement compared to the energy performance requirements in force.

The energy performance certificate is carried out by an energy consultant associated with a certified company or an energy consultant approved in another EU or EOS country. The energy consultant measures the building and examines the quality of the insulation, windows and doors, heating system, etc. The energy consumption of buildings are calculated on basis of standard weather conditions, family size, operating times, consumption habits, etc.

How to apply?

You can send your application to the Danish Energy Agency by e-mail. Find contact details below.

The first time you wish to carry out the profession of Independent expert as Energy Consultant on a temporary or occasional basis, you must report the following information to the Danish Energy Agency:

  • Insurance agreement or other forms of personal or collective protection in connection with professional liability,

  • documentation for your nationality,

  • the certification from the home country that provides that you are operating legally in the home country and that you have not been forbidden to exercise business as an appointed building expert,

  • documentation for occupational skills and

  • documentation that you have been operating as an Energy Consultant for a minimum period of 1 year within the past 10 years.

Independent expert contact information, as name, address and title or professional qualifications, will be publicly available on sparenergi.dk and boligejer.dk.

Please note that the above-mentioned documentation has to be handed in to the Danish Energy Agency every year in case you wish to continue carrying out the profession of Independent expert as Energy Consultant on a temporary or occasional basis.

Requirements for non EU citizens and businesses

The same requirements apply as for EU citizens and businesses.

Fee

No fee required.

When can I expect an answer?

The Agency’s decision on whether or not to register you as an Independent expert will be notified to you as soon as possible after the application and complete documentation is received. If you have not heard from the Danish Energy Agency within one month from we have received your application and complete documentation, you may continue your profession in Denmark on a temporary basis for up to one year following this notification.

In case of rejection If the Danish Energy Agency rejects your application, you will receive a reasoned notification. You cannot appeal this decision to other authorities, but appeals can be brought before the courts.

Who to contact for questions?

If you have questions regarding your application or questions regarding the requirements please contact:

Danish Energy Agency

Niels Bohrs Vej 8D

DK - 6700 Esbjerg

Tel.: 33 92 67 00

E-mail: emo-info@ens.dk

Public registers and databases

You can obtain further information if necessary by contacting the private organizations for building experts and energy consultants detailed below.

Brancheforeningen for Bygningssagkyndige og Energikonsulenter, BfBE

Amaliegade 6, 3. tv

DK-1256 Copenhagen K

Tel.: +45 33328855

E-mail: post@bfbe.dk

Danske Bygningskonsulenter

Bredbjergvej 44

DK- 5230 Odense M

Tel.: +45 65431130

E-mail: info@danskebygningskonsulenter.dk

Updated 26.02.2021
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