Czechia

Act No. 406/2000 Coll. on Energy Management, as amended

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2001
The purpose of this law is to implement EU legislation and improve the effectiveness of energy management within the National Programme to Abate Climate Change Impacts in the Czech Republic. This Act dates back to 2000 and has been amended several times. It aims to promote measures that increase energy efficiency, introduce requirements for eco-design and energy-consuming products, as well as provide rules to create a State Programme to Promote Energy Savings and Use of Renewable Energy Sources. It contains a number of strategy documents, which all aim at the reduction of energy consumption and improvement of energy efficiency in different sectors - the State Energy Policy, the State Programme in Support of Energy Savings and the Usage of Renewable Energy Sources.
 
 Subsidies are available for energy-saving measures; combined heat and power; modernisation of energy installations; technology/materials supporting energy-saving measures; renewable energy development; recovering energy from municipal waste; improving public awareness for energy efficiency; research and development in energy management, renewable energies and energy efficiency; energy intensity certificates for buildings; support on improved eco-design for small and medium sized companies and other measures such as efficiency of energy use, energy intensity of buildings, combined production of electricity and heat, energy labels, energy audits and eco-design.
 
 The 2013 amendment to the Energy Management Act (implementing partially the EU Energy Efficiency Directive) aims to address the increases in energy consumption in the building sector and the high energy intensity of the Czech economy through stricter standards for energy efficiency in the residential sector. These include:
  • minimum energy efficiency requirements for new energy or electricity generation facilities;
  • regular controls of heat generation and distribution systems (> 20kW), as well as air conditioning systems (> 12 kW);
  • minimum energy efficiency requirements for new buildings (from 1 January 2013) and close-to-zero-energy requirements for state-owned buildings (>1500 m2 from 1 January 2016, >350 m2 from 1 January 2017, <350 m2 from 1 January 2018).

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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