Energy efficiency rated buildings have two years to comply in SA
Building owners in South Africa have two years to comply with new building energy regulations governing energy efficiency, which require formal assessment of your building energy consumption.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy gazetted Regulations for the Mandatory Display and Submission of Energy Performance Certificates for Buildings late last year.
As an agency of the Department, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has been tasked with developing, hosting and maintaining a national Building Energy Performance Certificate Register in terms of these regulations.
Barry Bredenkamp, SANEDI GM for energy efficiency and corporate communications, says they want to ensure compliance with the new regulations so building owners are not unnecessarily penalised. “Many people may not have heard about the new regulations, so we are determined to inform the public of what they entail. Ultimately, it must be highlighted that the responsibility lies with building owners to ensure that they are compliant with the regulations.”
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