New Energy Savings Ordinance 2009 Enters into Force 1 October 2009

The 2009 Energy Savings Ordinance (Energieeinsparverordnung – EnEV 2009) will enter into force on 1 October 2009.  It will tighten the requirements concerning the energy consumption for all building projects that are subject to approval.  EnEV 2009 will inter alia lower the upper limit of the admissible primary energy consumption for heating, hot water, airing and cooling systems by 30%.   At the same time, the insulation of a building envelope has to be improved by 15%.  For refurbishments that lead to significant changes of the building’s envelope, requirements with regard to energy savings have been increased by 30%.

Source: Ordinance on the Amendment of the Energy Savings Ordinance of 29 April 2009, Federal Law Gazette I page 954

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