The energy performance of a building tells us what is the real amount of energy consumption related to the normal use of the building. This includes all the energy required to run the building, i.e. energy for heating, hot water, cooling, ventilation and air conditioning and for lighting the premises.
What is an energy label?
The energy label of a building is equal to the Energy Performance Certificate of the building and is given in MWh for the whole building or in kWh per square meter of floor area. It is part of the energy assessment, i.e. the analysis of the property in terms of energy management. It includes:
- Identification of the building and its type
- Energy use in the building
- Technical data of the building
- Energy balance of the building
- Results of the assessment of the feasibility of alternative systems pursuant to Section 6a(4) of the Act for new buildings over 1 000 m2 of total floor area.
- Recommended measures for technically and economically efficient reduction of the energy consumption of the building.
- The period of validity, name and identification number of the person authorised to draw up the certificate.
Did you know that the energy label informs the buyer how efficient the building is and what monthly fees they should prepare for? But it does not include the energy consumption associated with the operation of the building. It can only be issued by an energy specialist who is authorised to do so by a certificate from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.