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Energy performance certification of buildings

The Danish Energy Agency

Energy performance certification of buildings

When to issue a certificate

Energy performance certification of buildings is mandatory by law.

The energy performance certificate shows the building's energy performance and cost-effective recommendations for improvement of the energy performance of a building.

Energy performance certification is mandatory and required for:

  • sale

  • renting, including renting parts of the building

  • new buildings

  • transfer of a unit, section or share in a building

To issue an energy performance certificate, it requires an inspection of the building by an energy consultant from a certified company.

The consultant assesses the building's energy performance and grades it on a scale from A to G. The energy performance certificate also contains a description of the cost-effective recommendations for improvement of the energy performance of a building.

An energy performance certificate is valid for 10 years, unless significant changes are made to the building, which will affect the energy performance. If the building is sold several times within the validity period, the same energy performance certificate may be used.

For further reading on energy performance certification of buildings and to find a certified company, see SparEnergi.dk, the Danish Energy Agency's website on energy with advice on energy-efficient solutions.

Learn more about energy performance certification of buildings at SparEnergi.dk.

Written by: Written by the Danish Energy Agency Updated 26.02.2021
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