What's new in the recently adopted new climate law
According to the new climate law (4936/2022 FEK 105 / Α / 27-5 -2022), changes have been adopted in the Energy Efficiency calculation of Buildings and the installation of electricity production systems from photovoltaic to thermal solar systems in particular buildings will be mandatory in the context of the new permits that will be submitted from the new year.
Specifically, the permits that will be submitted from January 1, 2023 special buildings with a surface that spans more than 500 sq.m. -excluding hotel residences and temples- should be covered by photovoltaic or thermal solar system installations at least 30% of their surface.
Independent properties are being exempted this obligation if they span in a total area -calculated in the building factor- of more than 5,000 sq.m., according to a Central Council of Architecture's decision, if the relevant necessity for morphological or aesthetic reasons is being documented.
Επιπλέον από την 1η Ιανουαρίου 2023, στο Σχέδιο Ενεργειακής Απόδοσης Κτιρίων της παρ. 12 του άρθρου 7 του ν. 4342/2015 (Α’ 143), συμπεριλαμβάνεται ο υπολογισμός του ανθρακικού αποτυπώματος των κτιρίων, σύμφωνα με το πρότυπο «ISO 14064-1:2018», κατηγορίας 1 και 2 ή με άλλη αντίστοιχη μέθοδο.
In addition, from January 1, 2023, in the Energy Efficiency Plan of Buildings of par. 12 of article 7 of law 4342/2015 (A '143), is being comprised the calculation of the carbon footprint of properties, according to the standard "ISO 14064-1: 2018 ", category 1 and 2 or with another corresponding method.
From January 1, 2025, the sale and installation of heating oil burners is prohibited. Anyone who sells or installs heating oil burners will be fined and the burner will be sealed. The amount of the fine is set at three times the sale price of the burner.
From 1 January 2030, only the sale of mixed heating oil will be allowed, oil which is mixed at a rate of at least thirty percent (30%) by volume with renewable liquid fuels. Anyone who infringes on heating oil regulation will be fined, the amount of which is set at three times the value of the fuel sold to the final consumer.
In order to be able to have the public buildings been upgraded in terms of energy, the new law provides for the possibility to submit a request for inclusion in the funding program for both the body to which the building belongs and the body that legally uses the building.
The Regulation of Operation of the Energy Efficiency Obligation Regime additionally defines the possibility of transferring the deficits of the obligors from the period 2014 - 2020 to the period 2021 - 2030, as well as the manner of fulfilling this possibility.