Energy Certificate

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Energy Certificate – Certificado Energética.

Some of you may have heard already that also Portugal has to comply with European legislation. One of them is new legislation related to energy and efficiency certificates.

In fact this energy certificate has been introduced already on 1st. of June 2007 which is called phase 1. As from that date it applied to new buildings over 800 m² in size.

As from 01-07-2008 the 2nd. phase came into effect and applies to all new buildings irrespective of their size.

On the 1st. of January 2009 the last phase will become effective and this applies to all buildings old and new irrespective of their size and age.

Most of you will now already how the certificate looks like as it is already used for domestic appliances or cars.

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