Energy Efficiency Services
Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption in the European Union. Buildings actually contribute a very large part to energy consumption in the long term due to their long life cycle. The reduction of energy consumption through appropriate building materials and the use of renewable sources in the building sector are important measures required to reduce energy consumption.
To this end all new buildings must meet minimum energy performance requirements adapted to local conditions. Large-scale renovations of existing buildings, regardless of size, provide an opportunity to take measures to improve energy efficiency.
These measures are:
- defining a general framework for the method of calculating the total energy efficiency of buildings
- setting minimum energy performance requirements for all new buildings
- setting minimum energy performance requirements for existing buildings and building units undergoing large-scale renovation
- setting minimum energy performance requirements for building materials and other building elements when retrofitted or replaced
- the issuance of energy performance certificates for all new buildings and for all buildings that are rented or sold
- the introduction of regular inspections of boiler heating installations and air conditioning systems
- the establishment of requirements concerning the correct dimensioning, installation, regulation and operation of technical systems installed in existing buildings or replaced or upgraded
- the promotion of near-zero energy buildings with the aim that all new buildings constructed after 2020 are near-zero energy buildings
Cyprus has incorporated into its national law the European Union Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy efficiency of buildings by taking various measures. For more information and guidance, call us at 22311234 and speak to one of our energy engineers or by email at [email protected].