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Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, photo by LENS68
Policy Description:

1) Order on EPCs for dwellings of 17/02/2011 (""Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale relatif au certificat PEB établi par un certificateur pour les habitations individuelles"", [C − 2011/31104]): for dwellings.
2) The Royal Decree for the Brussels Capital Region from 27/05/2010: for public buildings.
3) The Royal Decree for the Brussels Capital Region from 17/02/2011: for tertiary buildings.
4) Order on certifiers agreement of 17/02/2011 (""Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale relatif à l’agrément des certificateurs qui établissent un certificat PEB ou un certificat PEB Bâtiment public"", [C - 2011/31105]).

Enacted Date:
2008
Authority in Charge:
Ministry of Government of the Brussels Capital Region in charge of Environment, Energy and Water Politics
Tool Name:
Building Energy Performance Certificate
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Single-Family, Multi-Family, Non-Residential ALL 2011-05-01
Public/Government Greater Than 1,000 Sq. Meters 2010-07-01
Exemptions:
For public buildings, the energy performance certificate is only valid 1 year and has to be updated every year by a certifier. For tertiary buildings, the energy performance certificate is valid 10 years if no modifications of the energetic aspect are made.
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
No
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
Fines, sanctions, suspension or cancelation of the agreement for the building
Flanders, Belgium, photo by Elena Shchipkova
Policy Description:

1) Energy Decree of 8 May 2009 (published in the Moniteur Belge / Belgisch Staatsblad of 7 July 2009); 2) Energy Decision of 19 November 2010 (published in the Moniteur Belge / Belgisch Staatsblad of 8 December 2010); 3) Different ministerial decisions, 2006-2010.

Enacted Date:
2008
Authority in Charge:
Flemish Ministry of Energy, Living, Cities and Social Economy
Tool Name:
Energy Performance Certificate
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Single-Family, Multi-Family ALL 2006-01-01
Non-Residential ALL 2006-01-01
Public/Government ALL 2009-01-01
Exemptions:
These compliance deadlines are for new construction. For existing buildings, the compliance deadlines are as follows: Single-Family and Multi-Family: 2008-11-01 Non-Residential: 2016-01-01 Public/Government: 2009-01-01
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
Yes
Recipients:
Tenants, Buyers
Transparency Trigger:
Point of Transaction
Transparency Trigger Events:
Purchase/sell (required), Rent (required)
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
€500 - €5000 fine
Wallonia, Belgium, photo by Sergy Dzyuba
Policy Description:

Order of the Walloon government of the 03/12/2009, modified on 27/05/2010

Authority in Charge:
Ministry of the Walloon government for sustainable development and the public service
Tool Name:
Building Energy Performance Certificate
Building Types Affected Size Compliance Deadline
Single-Family, Multi-Family ALL 2010-06-01
Public/Government Greater Than 1,000 Sq. Meters 2010-06-01
Exemptions:
For new buildings, the energy performance certificates are prepared by a civil servant or agent appointed by the Walloon Government, based on the EPB declaration. For existing buildings, the energy performance certificate (when needed) has to be made by an EPB certifier. For residential buildings, one energy performance certificate is needed per individual housing unit (apartment, studio,...). Every energetic audit realized before 31/12/2010 is equivalent to an energy performance certificate during 5 years (energy audit conducted by a recognized energy expert). The energy performance certificate is valid 10 years if no modifications of the energetic aspects are made. The compliance deadlines for Public/Government buildings are as follows: New Construction: 2010-06-01 Existing - Renovations: 2014-04-30
Transparency:
Required Transparency:
No
Reporting:
Required Reporting:
No

Utility Requirements/Support:

Utility Requirements/Support:
No

Verification:

Verification:
No

Compliance:

Compliance Enforcement:
Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Yes
Description:
Invalidity of the certificate • Administrative fine (between 250€ and 50,000€ for the person concerned, depending on the circumstances)