In Romania, only buildings with the “net zero” standard can be built from now on

by   CIJ News iDesk V
2021-03-03   10:24

From January 1, the NZEB standard, “net zero energy building”, is necessary for the construction of all new buildings in Romania.

“This standard has become mandatory for all new buildings as of January 1, 2021 and is also mandatory for all major renovations. The major renovation is also defined by law 372/2005, updated in 2020, on the energy performance of buildings, as that intervention at the level of a building that exceeds in value 25 percent of the fiscal value of the building ", explained Radu Dudău, director of Energy Policy Group (EPG), NGO involved in the “Efficient Romania” program.

“The challenge we have at national level is to practically renovate three quarters of the national building fund, which currently has a very low level of energy performance. The investment costs will be enormous. Only until 2030, this renovation strategy approved at the end of last year by the Romanian Government mentions a need of about EUR 13 billion in investments ", he added.