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Software tools

The Dutch government leaves the development of software tools up to the market. All software is accredited according to specific guidelines.

Minimum requirements for new buildings and major renovations In the current national building regulations, proof that the requirements are met must be given before the completion of the building. Verification of this legal provision is the responsibility of the Local Authority where the building is located. The main requirement is to comply with a given maximum value for the Energy Performance Coefficient (EPC). At this moment the value of the EPC in the Netherlands is 0,8 for residential buildings for non-residential buildings the value differs per category. The EPC is a dimensionless number. This is a stand alone figure on the energy performance of the building.

Due to Dutch law and EPC regulations on new buildings the technical,

environmental and economic feasibility of alternative systems, as mentioned in

article 5 of the EPBD, are considered and arranged for before the construction starts.

Requirements for existing buildings

Regarding Article 6, Existing buildings, Dutch Building Law ensures that in case of major renovation for which a legal permit is required a minimum level of energy performance is met. This level is equal to the energy performance of new buildings (EPC = 0,8). For small renovations there are minimum requirements concerning ventilation and insulation (Rc=2,5 m2.K).

Certification of buildings

The issuing of the Energy Performance Certificate is established in the ‘Decree Energy performance of Buildings’ (BEG). The decree was published on December 5th 2006.

Also, the Certification for buildings with a total useful floor area over 1000 m2 occupied by public authorities (Article 7.3), is allowed for in the decree. However, the Netherlands has decided not to set or apply this requirement for the categories of buildings that are named in Article 4.3. The Dutch government will display the Certificate in all of its buildings that are accessible to the public. Provisionally, schools and health- institutes will not have to comply with Article 7.3 of the Directive because these institutes are not defined as public services within the Dutch institutional context.

In the ‘Regulation on Energy Performance of Buildings’ (REG) issued on December 29th 2006, the above is developed in greater detail. In the regulation the representative requirements of the Certificate are outlined, as well as the required minimum information on the Certificate.

At this moment 4 Accrediting companies are accrediting the assessors that can issue the Energy Performance Certificate. The first Accrediting company is active since the summer of 2006. And at this moment the Netherlands has 341 certified companies that can issue the energy certificates.

From November 2008 all assessors are obligated to pass an individual exam before they can issue an Energy Certificate. This means that certified companies need to send their employees to pass the exam a.s.a.p. New companies who wish to specialise in the Energy Certificate need to comply immediately with the duty of examination. They are not allowed to issue Certificates without valid certification for their company and valid diplomas for their personnel. In this way the quality of both the company

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