In Denmark, we have a series of regulations which are to help save energy in buildings. The objective is to create financial benefits for enterprises and individuals and to benefit the environment and society in general. These regulations require:
- regulations on energy labelling of buildings in connection with a sale and every five years when a building is over 1,000m2
- regulations on inspection of boilers and heating installations. These regulations apply to boilers fired by oil, gas, coal or coke
- regulations on energy inspection of large ventilation plants every five years
- regulations in the the building regulations which are to ensure that construction of new buildings and renovation of existing buildings prevent unnecessary energy consumption.
Furthermore, a number of initiatives have been launched to promote energy savings in buildings. These include:
- DKK 30 million to the promotion of heat pumps in areas situated outside the collective supply grid
- DKK 10 million annually over a three-year period to campaigns on energy savings in buildings
- DKK 10 million annually to run a knowledge centre on energy savings in buildings.