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Ban on office buildings that are not energy efficient

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 January 2023

What changes?

Do you own one or more office buildings? All office buildings should have energy label C or better. This means an energy index of 1,3 or more. If you do not agree with your energy index, you can file a complaint.

An energy label indicates how energy efficient a building is. The obligation to have at least an energy label C applies to all offices measuring 100 m2 or more. All offices should carry an energy label, those that are part of a building as well as free-standing offices.

For whom?

  • owners of office buildings
  • entrepreneurs who use office buildings

When?

This regulation is a change to the Building Decree 2012 (Bouwbesluit 2012). It is expected to come into force on 1 January 2023.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the upper and lower houses of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant(in Dutch).

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