This will apply to apartments, apartment buildings, houses, office buildings, hotels, restaurants, all public buildings and in general all energy consuming buildings. Owners or managers who are looking to sell or rent such properties will have to provide potential buyers with a copy of the building’s energy certificate which offers details about its energy consumption. After the contract is signed, they will have to provide the buyer or the tenant with the original.

The energy certificate is released on demand by a registered auditor. There were close to 1,400 such auditors at July 8, according to data from the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration. The certificate provides each building a ranking from 1 (least energy efficient) to 100 (most energy efficient) and includes the building in one out of seven efficiency classes – from A to G, A being the most energy efficient, G the least.

The certificate is released for a ten years period. (source: