Energy Passport of the Building – Guarantee of Responsibility Towards Environment
Did you know that, according to the Construction Law, all new buildings have to have an energy passport?
This document is both a legal and a public requirement because it is a guarantee of responsible treatment of the environment during the building’s construction.
What is an energy passport?
According to the Rulebook on Conditions, Content and Method of Issuing Certificates on the Energy Properties of Buildings, energy passport is a document / certificate that “contains data on the energy class of the building according to its energy properties determined on the basis of the calculated final quantity of annual energy spent on heating for the referential climatic data which allows comparison of buildings with regard to their energy properties “.
In translation, this means that energy passport guarantees the quality of the building in relation to energy consumption, and at the same time, enables the planning of costs for monthly electricity bills.
According to the energy scale from “A+” to “G”, buildings can be divided into eight energy classes, where “A+” means the most energy-efficient, and “G” is the least energy-efficient class, while B is the class of recommendations for residential and business facilities.
Advantages of having energy passport
Direct reduction of energy consumption
Ensuring quality construction
Higher value of the property
Consumer (tenant) protection
Reduced negative impact on the environment
In order for the building to be issued with an energy passport, it should be built on the sustainable construction principle.
Sustainable construction concept
Sustainable construction is one of the most important measures for environmental protection, preventing increased warming of the atmosphere and causing more climate change.
The reduced impact of the construction industry is evident in the use of renewable energy resources, natural materials, new technologies and the implementation of energy efficient construction measures.
The basic principles of sustainable construction are:
Careful planning of facility’s orientation, spatial planning, use of natural lighting
Mandatory external insulation
Installation of quality, energy-efficient windows
Use of certain energy-efficient building materials, lighting, heating and ventilation systems
Use of solar systems
In addition to preserving the environment, and as a result of sustainable construction and having an energy passport, better and more reliable facilities are built, namely facility that last long and are are cheaper to maintain.
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