What is an Energy Certificate?

O The energy certificate is a document that evaluates the energy efficiency of a home or property. This document translates indoor air quality for each building or independent fraction. Classifications can vary at different scales depending on the energy performance of each building, with the scale ranting from A + (very efficient) to G (poorly efficient). This document became mandatory for housing that is placed on the market for sale or lease because it is already considered a document that can influence the valuation of your home.

Advantages and Benefits of Energy Performance :

There are many advantages and benefits that we can highlight, from which:

– Tax benefits;
– Information about the thermal quality of the property;
– Energy saving;
– Valuation of the property;
– Environmental benefits;

Support and programs

The ADENE (Agency for energy) in order to promote the energy efficiency of homes and houses in Portugal supports a new program. The program is called IFRRU 2020 (Financial Instrument for Urban Rehabilitation and Revitalization) with support of 1,400 million euros to support the complete rehabilitation of buildings and the rehabilitation of abandoned industrial areas in all urban centers of the country. This initiative has European funds from Portugal 2020, funds from the European Investment Bank and Development Bank of the Council of Europe. You can know more information here.

Where can you get a certificate?

One of the requirements of the IFRRU 2020 program is to have an energy certificate with an expert qualified by ADENE. If you are looking for a certificate with a two-day submission, we recommend CERGREEN. You can ask for your budget here or in our MJARC Architects contact area.

Necessary documents

– Updated Urban Land Registry;
– Updated Land Registration Certificate;
– Plant of the Property;