What is an energy performance certificate?
Energy performance certificates is a document that generates the label indicating the energy efficiency of that entity.
In other words, energy performance certificates try to develop and give an assessment through knowledge of:
- The façade, floor and roof system.
- The type of windows and openings.
- The hot and sanitary water equipment.
- Heating and cooling equipment.
These certificates must be carried out both for dwellings or complete buildings and for commercial premises or buildings when these are to be sold or rented. In any case, it would always be necessary to carry out this certificate so that the owner is aware of the consumption and, therefore, the monthly economic cost for the owner.
Energy efficiency certificates help us to know the energy status of the entity, in order to know if improvements are necessary to reduce the economic cost.
If I have premises that do not have hot water or air conditioning, do I need an energy efficiency certificate to sell it?
If the premises do not have this type of installation, the energy efficiency certificate cannot be generated, as the consumption does not affect energy consumption, but you do have to inform the Generalitat, which generates a document explaining the energy situation of the premises. This document is necessary to be able to continue with the sale or rental, and must be carried out by a competent technician.
If I have a house in the country where I do not live and I want to sell it, do I have to make the energy efficiency certificate?
Yes, the energy efficiency certificate must be done in any case.
Can Vallcorba Enginyers help me to see what improvements I can make to reduce consumption?
Yes, we carry out a study of the improvements to be made and the cost involved so that the client can choose the option that suits them best.
If I don’t need the energy efficiency certificate, can Vallcorba Enginyers carry out an energy study separately, in order to make improvements in consumption?
Yes, we can always carry out a detailed study of the improvements in consumption that you wish to make.
If I have a building that I want to sell as a whole, do I have to make an energy efficiency certificate for each dwelling?
It is not necessary, the certificate can be done for the whole building.
Does the energy efficiency certificate have to be processed in the whole of Spain?
Yes, the whole State works in the same way, it is a law for the improvement of the building in a generalized way.
Is it compulsory to carry out the improvements proposed in the energy efficiency certificate?
It is not compulsory, the certificate aims to provide information on the energy situation of the property, and possible improvements are mentioned, although it is not compulsory to make the improvements, although it would be advisable.