ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH THE INFORCEMENT OF THE SPANISH ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Since June 1st 2013 Spain's Energy Performance Certificate (Certificado Energético) has come into enforcement by Royal Decree (Real Decreto 253/2013), being a transposition of EC directive 2010/31/EC.
This act enforces the compulsory issue of an Energy Performance Certificate - similar to that of electrical home appliances- for all residential and commercial premises that are for sale or rent. The label is to be displayed in all publicity announcing the sale or rental of premises.
The certificate has to be obtained through a professional technician who has the pertaining qualifications to undertake the inspection of the home or commercial premise, to produce the necessary plans and blue-prints of the building (if these are not available) and proceed with the testing of all the constructive elements which constitute the enclosure of the building (façade, windows, roofing, all elements that are in contact with the ground) as well as all comfort generating installations and appliances, such as hot water systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.