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Property Owners to Show Energy Performance Certificates or Face Fine Next Year

Property Owners to Show Energy Performance Certificates or Face Fine Next Year

Property owners in South Africa, particularly commercial office buildings, have less than one (1) year to acquire and display Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) at the entrance of their buildings or face a R5 million fine or a five-year imprisonment or both per regulations for mandatory display and submission of energy performance certificate for building of the National Energy Act, 1998 (Act 34).

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a notice on December 8, 2020 to the effect that the mandatory requirements for the display of energy performance certificates in non -residential buildings has taken effect and as such according to the law building owners have up to two years (December 8 2022) to comply or be found contravening the relevant regulation.

This directive affects all non-residential buildings that have a total net floor area of over 1,000 square metres.

Sub regulation 2 reads: “(2) The owner of a building, other than that owned, operated or occupied by an organ of state as contemplated in sub regulation (1), must within two years of these Regulations coming into effect, publicly display an energy performance certificate at the entrance of that building; provided that the building-

(a) has a dominant occupancy classification in terms of Regulation A20 of the National Building Regulations as Al (Entertainment and public assembly), A2 (Theatrical and indoor sport), A3 (Places of instruction), or G1 (Offices).”

An ‘Energy Performance’ in this regard means, net energy consumed in kilowatt hours per square meter per year to meet the different needs associated with the use of a building, which may include, inter alia, heating, hot water heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting but excluding measured or assessed energy consumed by garages, car parks and storage areas as well as energy consumed by outdoor services.

Sub Regulation 4 notes “(4) Failure to publicly display the energy performance certificate in terms of these Regulations is an offence in contravention of the Act.”

The South African National Energy Development Institute, (SANEDI), established under section 7 of the Act 34, has been mandated to maintain a National Building Energy Performance Register, which must include the particulars of all valid building energy performance certificates.

 

Source: Mohammed Bomanso Issah (Real Estate Times Africa)

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