Energy certification of buildings

With the expressionenergy certification of buildingsor alternatively,energy performance certification of the building, we refer to the evaluation of the energy performance of a building in order to produce a document certifying the energy class of the building.

The certificate ofenergy certification of the building, can be issued following a careful assessment that examines certain energy parameters that characterize the building to be certified.

From December 28, 2012, the national guidelines for thedo-it-yourself energy certification, in other words, it is no longer possible to produce a self-declaration by the owner to replace the certificate of energy certificationwhich must be performed even if the building in question is very old and can be indicated in energy class G.

L'Energy certification certificate must be drawn up by aaccredited entity(energy certifier) ​​and approved by the various organizations recognized at local and regional level: in the field ofenergy certification of buildingsthe legislative competence belongs to the Regions, thus, to draw up aenergy certificate of the buildingit will be necessary to refer to the laws established by each Region. Among the regions most attentive toenergy certificationswe mention Lombardy which was the first to adopt a system ofcertification (CENED) able to ensure uniformity in the application of the rules, the Piedmont Region and the Autonomous Province of Trento.

Energy performance certificate and energy performance certificate

With the entry into force of the State Law 03/08/2013 n. 90 published in the Official Gazette on 03/08/2013 n.181, in the case of sales contracts, transfers of properties free of charge, rental contracts and for the display of sales announcements, the properties in question must be always equipped withenergy performance certificate. With the publication in the Gazette of Decree 63/2013, theenergy performance certificate it has been replaced with the energy performance certificate (Ape).

Unlike theEnergy Certification, the Energy Performance Certificate follows a certain homogeneity in all Italian regions that have not yet adopted their own legislation on Energy certification of buildings. The Energy Performance Certificate refers to the Guidelines issued by the ministerial decree of 26 June 2009 which introduces the Energy certification of buildings.

L'energy performance certificate it is very useful in those regions that have not yet adopted clear legislation onenergy certification of buildings.

What is the energy performance certificate for?

This certificate is required for the drafting of rental contracts and for notarial deeds of sale. In these two cases, the absence of the Ape (energy performance certificate) can lead to penalties of between 1,000 and 18,000 euros for both parties.

L'energy performance certificateit is necessary for those who intend to access the tax deduction of 65% on IRPEF income. The user must have 2 energy performance certificates, one dating back to the energy class of the building before the renovation and the other dating back to the post-work, so as to be able to prove the effective improvement of the building's energy performance .

Energy certification of buildings and real estate advertisements
The energy performance certificate is required to advertise real estate ads.

Energy performance certificate
Similarly to what happens with the labels of household appliances, the APE also aims to establish an absolute value in terms ofconsumption levels of the propertyinserting the building in a specific energy class to which it belongs. The principle is the same as when stated for the energy classes of household appliances: the lower the letter associated with the property, the higher its energy consumption.

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