What is an energy certificate?

Upon completion of the implementation of energy efficiency measures in buildings that are renovated as part of the Bosnia Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP), each facility is given a corresponding energy certificate. But what exactly is an energy certificate, and who needs it?

An energy certificate is a document that reflects the energy performance of a building and the calculated energy consumption, including all gains and losses while the facility is being used in certain climatic conditions. In other words, it is a document that clearly presents the energy properties of a building, such as heating, carpentry, wall quality, and climate. This document contains prescribed specific content and appearance and is issued by an authorized person.

The purpose of this certificate is to provide information to the owners and users of the building on the energy characteristics of the building, i.e., its energy consumption, as well as possible proposals for its improvement. The set of actions and procedures carried out to issue this certificate is called energy certification.

Energy certification is legally regulated in Bosnia and Herzegovina and states that all new facilities defined by this law, as well as existing facilities that are being sold or rented, are required to have an energy certificate. Energy certificates can be issued only by personnel authorized by the Federal Ministry of Physical Planning.

Depending on the energy consumption of the building itself, energy certificates are classified in one of the eight energy classes, which are labeled by A +, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, where A+ represents the most energy efficient, and G the least energy efficient class.