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Buildings Energy Act (GEG)

legislation type Legislative
Act
Passed in 2020
This document's full name is  the Law on saving energy and using renewable energies for heating and cooling in buildings. It replaces the Energy Conservation Act (Energieeinsparungsgesetz, EnEG), the Energy Saving Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung, EnEV) and the Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energies in the Heat Sector (EEWärmeG). The new Buildings Energy Act sets out requirements for the energy performance of buildings, the issuing and use of energy performance certificates, and the use of renewable energy in buildings. 

The planned review of the Building Energy Act was brought forward to 2022. This should also include a review of whether the requirements stipulated in the Act need to be updated. The standards for new buildings should be raised.

Documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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