On 01.05.2014 the new energy saving regulation came into force in Germany (Energy Saving Ordinance 2014).
The purpose of this agreement is the "additional" saving of energy in buildings.
In this context, taking into account the legal foundations and the economic viability, the guidelines of the Federal Government are set. This also applies to the more climate-sensitive building stock in Germany by the year 2050.

In cooperation with our cooperation partners "Sprengnetter" we create for you the legally required energy certificate!

For which building types does the Energy Saving Ordinance apply?

The Energy Saving Ordinance applies to all heated and cooled buildings or parts of buildings. For buildings that are not regularly (less than 25% of the annual energy demand) heated, refrigerated or used (eg cottages) that are built for a short duration (for example tents) or for special uses, e.g. Stables and greenhouses does not apply to the Energy Saving Ordinance. Furthermore, not for places of worship, buildings in the compulsory auction, listed building, as well as legal transition (heirs, donation).


Mandatory information in real estate ads

If a real estate advertisement is sold in commercial media before the sale and at that time an energy certificate is available, the seller must ensure that the real estate advertisement receives the following compulsory information:

  • Type of ID
  • Final energy demand
  • Essential energy source
  • Year of construction of the building
  • Energy efficiency class


What is regulated in the Energy Saving Ordinance?

  • the creation of energy certificates for buildings (existing and new construction) the minimum energy requirements for new buildings
  • the minimum energy requirements for modernization, reconstruction, extension and extension of existing buildings
  • the minimum requirements for heating technology and hot water supply
  • the punishment of administrative offenses

What changes to Energy Saving Ordinance 2009?

The main changes of the Energy Saving Ordinance 2014 are:

  • the tightening of primary energy requirements for new buildings from 2016 by 25 percent
  • the tightening of the energy requirements for exterior components of newly built non-residential buildings from 2016 by about 20 percent
  • the replacement obligation for old boilers, which are operated with liquid or gaseous fuels. For example, boilers installed after 01/01/1985 must be taken out of service after 30 years. If the corresponding boilers were installed before 1985, they may not be operated from 2015 onwards. Exceptions apply to low temperature and condensing boilers.
  • Top floor slabs that do not meet the requirements for minimum thermal insulation (U value ≤ 0.24 W / m² K) must be insulated from 2016 onwards. The claim is considered fulfilled if the roof is insulated or meets the minimum thermal protection.
  • New is the introduction of the energy efficiency classes A + to H in the energy certificate for residential buildings
  • and a rescaling of the belt tacho to 250 kWh / (m²a).
  • In the future, in the case of the sale or lease or lease of apartments or buildings in real estate advertisements, mandatory details of the energy performance certificate must be given (see the box on the right).


With the Energy Saving Ordinance 2014 the misdemeanors were extended. An offense for an administrative offense is before, if

  • if old boilers are operated contrary to §10 (1)

  • Heating and hot water pipes and fittings are not insulated according to §10 paragraph 2

  • are upper floors not in accordance with §10 Paragraph 3 insulated

  • no energy certificate after new building was passed

  • in a real estate survey in case of re-letting or sale of an existing building / apartment no energy certificate was submitted, after completion of the rental or

  • Required information for real estate notifications in accordance with § 16a were not made, information in the energy certificate according to §17 paragraph 5 are not correct

  • an energy certificate was issued, but no exhibition authorization according to §21 exists.

  • Real estate sellers and landlords are obliged to hand over the energy certificate to the buyer or tenant in the futureThe energy certificate must be presented at the first inspection

Which replacement and retrofitting obligations exist?

  • Boilers installed after 1.1.1985 must be taken out of service after 30 years. If the boilers were installed before 1985, they may no longer be operated from 2015. Exceptions apply to low temperature and condensing boilers
  • The duty to insulate hot water pipes in unheated rooms.
  • The regulation on the decommissioning of electric night storage heaters was repealed (Article 1a EnEG 04th July 2013).



What changes with the energy pass?

In detail, there are the following changes / additions:

  • Recommendations for cost-effective modernization measures (modernization recommendations) will in future be an integral part of the energy performance certificate.
  • Upon completion of a newly constructed building, the owner must immediately issue and hand over an energy certificate.
  • The energy certificate or a copy must be presented to a potential buyer or tenant at the latest during the inspection and handed over after conclusion of the purchase or lease contract.
  • Mandatory information in real estate advertisements (§16a).

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