The Law Of Energy Performance Of Buildings

Original Language Title: Ēku energoefektivitātes likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2012/201.1


The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law of energy performance of buildings article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) building energy efficiency — the relative amount of energy that characterize specific buildings for heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting and hot water energy consumption required for building the type-specific conditions of use; 2) buildings energosertifikācij — process of operational or part of a building energy efficiency and building the dissemination shall be issued or determined by the projected, compensated or renovējam or part of the building of the planned energy efficiency and building temporary dissemination shall be issued; 3) building engineering systems — technical equipment which individually or in aggregate system supports of a building or part of a heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting and hot water supply; 4) air conditioning system, the combination of ingredients that provide indoor climate, including controlling or reducing the temperature; 5) independent expert-energoauditor, or the person who is entitled to take energosertifikācij and check the heating system and air conditioning system; 6) almost zero energy building, increased energy efficiency class a building, which used to supply high-efficiency system. 2. article. The purpose of the Act, the Act aims to promote the rational use of energy, improving the energy efficiency of buildings, as well as informing the public about the energy consumption of buildings. 3. article. The scope of the law (1) of the Act provides: 1) operational buildings minimum energy efficiency requirements; 2) projected, compensated or renovējam buildings minimum energy efficiency requirements; 3) energosertifikācij, a building heating system and air conditioning inspection requirements. (2) the requirements of this law shall not apply to buildings: 1) which does not use energy indoor microclimate; 2) which is a cultural monument or the cultural monuments as well as cultural monuments in the territory of existing buildings, if the requirements of the law to this cultural monument conservation or heritage value it lowers; 3) which are designed and built for worship and other religious activities; 4) which are designed and built for use only in the warm season (such as a cottage); 5) whose total heated area of less than 50 square meters. 4. article. Minimum energy efficiency requirements (1) the minimum requirements on the energy performance of buildings operational, namely, building energy efficiency levels, above which a building owner's responsibility to carry out energy efficiency improvement measures, determined by other legislation. (2) the minimum energy efficiency requirements for buildings, projected for the external design of the būvelement delimiting heat transmittance and engineering systems, as well as the building's energy efficiency levels established by other legislation. (3) the minimum requirements on the energy performance of buildings renovējam or compensated for their external design būvelement for limiting heat transmission and engineering systems, as well as the building's energy efficiency levels established by other legislation. Minimum requirements for the energy performance of buildings renovējam compensated or apply if: 1) construction intentions in the documentation building external delimited structures būvelement the alteration affects more than 25 percent of the surface of this būvelement; 2) engineering systems of the building reconstruction, or renovation. (4) in the third subparagraph of the abovementioned minimum requirements on the energy performance of buildings renovējam compensated or not apply if this requirement is not technically or functionally possible or is not economically justified. 5. article. The use of high-efficiency systems (1) designing, exploring the possibility of building in use such high efficiency systems: 1) decentralised energy supply systems which use renewable energy sources; 2) systems that use cogeneration heat and power at the same time or mechanical energy production; 3) system using heat pump that, changing the natural flow of heat transmission of heat from the natural environment to buildings or building engineering systems; 4) central heating or cooling systems, especially those which use renewable energy sources and energy transmission from the central energy source, to be used for more buildings or areas. (2) if the compensated or renovējam buildings planned to retrofit the building engineering systems, evaluate the high efficiency of the system. (3) the evaluation of high-efficiency use of the system, the use of these systems indicate the technical, environmental and economic considerations. (4) the use of high-efficiency systems assessment include construction, if such an analysis has not been carried out in the territory of the local government or local government planning documents is not intended to limit the high efficiency of the system. 6. article. Building energy efficiency evaluation (1) Operational buildings, the independent expert will evaluate the calculated and measured efficiency. (2) Furnish, compensated and renovējam buildings, the independent expert will evaluate the calculated efficiency. (3) in assessing the energy performance of the building, take into account: 1 the design of the thermal conduction of delimiting); 2) heating system and cooling system; 3) hot water supply system; 4) air conditioning system; 5) built-in lighting system; 6) ventilation and air permeability; 7) location and orientation toward the sky; 8) Sun; 9) external climatic conditions and internal microclimate; 10) internal loads. (4) building energy efficiency part of the assessed under the provisions of this article, if the building is part of the energonesēj or individual heating. (5) the buildings evaluated in accordance with the calculation of the energy performance of the building method. Building energy efficiency calculation method is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 7. article. Building energosertifikācij (1) energosertifikācij of the building shall be carried out: 1) compensated for or renovējam for those building to be accepted into or sold; 2) part of the projected building, compensated or renovējam, to sell the building in this part of the building, if it is intended for the heating of individual energonesēj or accounting; 3) operational building, to be sold, rented, or leased to, if requested by the buyer, energosertifikācij tenant or lessee; 4) operational buildings part of the heated area is greater than 50 square meters, to be sold, rented, or leased to, if requested by the buyer, energosertifikācij tenant or lessee and if this building is part of the energonesēj or heat individual records; 5) State or municipality-owned public building to operational, which heated floor area over 250 square meters; 6) where the building owner has accepted a decision about building energosertifikācij. (2) Operational buildings energosertifikācij is required to sell, rented or leased to it part of the building, which has no individual energonesēj or heat. (3) building of the energosertifikācij procedure determines the Cabinet. 8. article. The dissemination of the building and the building of a temporary dissemination dissemination to include in data and the period of validity (1) dissemination of the building shall include: 1 assessment of the energy performance of buildings) the calculated energy efficiency; 2) assessment of the buildings measured energy efficiency; 3) news on building and building characteristics; 4) news on the dissemination of the building's Publisher. (2) building a temporary dissemination shall include: 1 assessment of the energy performance of buildings) the calculated energy efficiency; 2) news on building and building characteristics; 3) news about building a temporary Publisher of dissemination. (3) dissemination of the building or building temporary dissemination including information about building energy efficiency class as reference indicators for the building owner, tenant or lessee should be able to compare the energy efficiency of the building. (4) the assessment of part of the building, the first or second part specifies the information referred to in the relevant part of the building. (5) energy efficiency enhancing measures developed under the regulations set out requirements for room air quality and comfort level. (6) the dissemination of the building adds the report, indicating the economic-based energy efficiency enhancing measures that implementation costs are cost effective future (planned) lifetime. (7) the dissemination of the building period of validity is 10 years, building a temporary dissemination of validity is two years. The dissemination of the building or building temporary dissemination shall cease to have effect, if the building or part of a building is a new building to produce energy performance certificates issued or new building temporary dissemination. (8) the dissemination of the building and the building of temporary registration of samples, the dissemination policy, building energy benchmarking system is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 9. article.  Building energy efficiency class (1) a classification system of the energy performance of buildings, depending on the energy consumption of the building is divided into the following: 1) basic energy efficiency class of the building; 2 increase energy efficiency class). (2) the base class building energy efficiency group includes: 1) year of construction that are designed according to the laws and regulations regarding the requirements for building energy efficiency design; 2) reconstructed or renovated buildings that meet the legal requirements in respect of the buildings or compensated renovējam energy efficiency levels; 3) operational buildings that meet the legal requirements relating to the operational level of the energy performance of buildings. (3) increase the efficiency of the class group of buildings includes buildings that exceed those put forward legislation, compensated or renovējam buildings energy efficiency requirement level. (4) compliance with the building of the building energy efficiency class determined by building energosertifikācij. (5) the classification system of the energy performance of buildings is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 10. article. Increased energy efficiency class (1) objectives of the building increased energy efficiency class building construction and reconstruction of existing buildings energy efficiency class a buildings determine the policy planning documents. (2) financial and other support measures to increase energy efficiency class building construction and reconstruction of existing buildings energy efficiency class a buildings is determined by other legislation. (3) the cabinet shall determine the requirements for energy efficiency and the use of high-efficiency system requirements almost zero energy buildings. 11. article. Heating system and air conditioning system (1) the efficiency and capacity of the samērojamīb is assessed: 1) the heating system with a boiler in appropriate nominal capacity (given by the manufacturer and guarantee a maximum heat input kilowatts that can be delivered during continuous operation by following the manufacturer's specified useful efficiency) is greater than 20 kilowatts; 2) air conditioning systems of an effective rated output of more than 12 kilowatts. (2) The heating system or air conditioning system check independent experts shall draw up an inspection, including inspection results and recommendations to check the energy efficiency of the system, where the cost of implementation is cost effective future (planned) lifetime. The Act adds to the dissemination of the building if the building energosertifikācij. (3) the verification arrangements and deadlines for heating systems, boilers of which effective rated output of more than 20 kW, and air conditioning systems of an effective rated output of more than 12 kilowatt, determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 12. article. Independent experts (1) energosertifikācij of buildings, heating systems and air conditioning systems are entitled to take someone with the appropriate expertise, independent expert. (2) a building energosertifikācij, heating system and air conditioning system check, independent expert uses the task requires methods and standards to be applied, as well as the calculation of the required data quality control, to ensure that the results of the calculations for accuracy and objectivity and reliability of the assessment. Energosertifikācij and checking the documentation for 10 years. (3) the independent expert does not permit actions that the customer or the interests of another person could reduce the accuracy of the results obtained, the objectivity and reliability of the assessment. (4) the independent expert the competency requirements and attestation of competence, the independent expert's registration and monitoring procedures, as well as a registry of independent experts the data content and the use of the procedures established by the Cabinet of Ministers. 13. article. The building owner's responsibilities and rights (1) the owner of a building: 1) in the cases specified in this law provides operational buildings or parts of buildings and the design of energosertifikācij, as well as heating and air conditioning systems; 2) provides the operational building in compliance with the minimum requirements of the energy performance of buildings; 3) if the building owned by the State or local government, ensure that the dissemination of a building or building temporary dissemination is hosted visitors visible; announcement on building 4) or part of the sale, letting or leasing of point or part of the building energy efficiency indicators, if this law is carried out of the building in energosertifikācij; 5) if the building is a residential house, a residential home in accordance with this case law documents (such as the dissemination of the findings of the building). (2) the owner of the building regulations in the order and is entitled to the funds of the European Union, national and municipal co-financing of building energosertifikācij and building energy efficiency improvement measures. 14. article. Rights and obligations (1) the Operator of a building or part of a buyer, lessee or tenant or those buildings, the buyer is entitled to acquaint themselves with the dissemination of a building or building temporary dissemination if appropriate operational buildings or portions of buildings or projected energosertifikācij is designed in accordance with the requirements of this law. (2) Operational buildings or portions of buildings or projected, the buyer is entitled to acquaint themselves with the dissemination of a building or building temporary dissemination and get it after the building or part of the purchase, if the operational buildings or portions of buildings or projected energosertifikācij is designed in accordance with the requirements of this Act and if the instrument is not connected to the case in a private home. 15. article. On the energy performance of buildings in the competence of the Ministry responsible for (1) the energy performance of buildings of the general monitoring and coordination of the Ministry of economy performs. (2) the Ministry of economy: 1) draw up and implement building energy efficiency policies; 2) keeps building energosertifikācij, heating systems and air conditioning inspection administration information system; 3) take steps to inform the public of the different methods and practices, as well as develop and manage aid instruments that serve to enhance energy performance of buildings; 4) take measures to encourage the renovation of buildings and the low or almost zero energy consumption in building construction; 5) take measures so that users would be making recommendations in respect of the heating system and air conditioning systems and their efficiency; 6) carrying out other legislation or policy planning documents with a specific energy efficiency policy-related tasks. Transitional provisions 1. With the entry into force of this law shall lapse by law of the energy performance of buildings (the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2008, no. 9; Latvian journal 2010, nr. 43). 2. By 2015, July 9, of this law article 7 of the first paragraph of article 5 of the buildings out of the State be operated energosertifikācij or municipality-owned public buildings, which heated floor area over 500 square meters. 3. To 2015 December 31 this Act article 7, first paragraph, point 4 of part of the building set out in energosertifikācij shall not apply where the relevant part of the building for rent or lease. 4. To 2015 December 31 this Act article 7, first paragraph, point 4 of part of the building set out in energosertifikācij shall not apply to the part of the building, if it is rented or leased out before the date of entry into force of the law. 5. The Cabinet of Ministers until 30 June 2013 manages this law article 6, in the fifth paragraph, the third subparagraph of article 7, the seventh subparagraph of article 8, in the fifth paragraph of article 9, article 10, third paragraph, the third subparagraph of article 11 and article 12 provisions referred to in the fourth paragraph. 6. Until the new cabinet from the date of entry into force of the provisions, but no longer than up to 30 June 2013, the following applies to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations, in so far as they are not inconsistent with this law: 1) the Cabinet of Ministers of 13 January 2009 Regulation No 26 of the "rules of energoauditor"; 2) Cabinet of Ministers of 13 January 2009 Regulation No 39 of the "building energy efficiency calculation method"; 3) Cabinet of 8 June 2010 Regulation No. 504 of the "rules for the building of the energosertifikācij". Informative reference to European Union directive included provisions in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 the 2010/31/EU directive on the energy performance of buildings. The law shall enter into force on 9 January 2013. The Parliament adopted the law in 2012 on December 6. The President a. Smith in 2012 December 21st