New Zealand

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Current Codes of New Zealand New Zealand Building Code Clause H1 Energy Efficiency This provision requires many buildings, such as housing, to achieve an adequate degree of energy efficiency to modify temperature, humidity, ventilation, the provision of hot water and artificial lighting. It does not apply to all buildings. New Zealand already has a current building energy code as well as national programs in place to help support the code and assist residents and tenants with energy...
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Indonesia

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Current Codes National Energy Efficiency Standard (SNI) for Buildings Energy conservation for building envelope - SNI 03-6389-2011 Energy conservation for air conditioning system in building - SNI 03-6390-2011 Energy conservation for lighting system in building - SNI 03-6197-2011 Energy audit procedure for building - SNI 03-6196-2011 Indonesia has four energy standards for buildings (Standar Nasional Indonesia/SNI), which cover the building envelope, air conditioning, lightin...
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Japan

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Current Codes Criteria for the Rationalisation of Energy Use for Buildings This code combined prescriptive and performance-based elements and applies to large commercial construction, setting standards for the building envelope, HVAC, lighting, water heating, and vertical transport. Design and Construction Guidelines on the Rationalisation of Energy Use for Houses This code applies to residential construction of all sizes and sets standards for insulation, HVAC, water heating, and ...
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Ukraine Building Codes

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Current Codes Thermal Protection of Buildings (DBN B.2.6-31:2006) Effective January 2007 This code is mandatory nationwide and sets requirements for building components including thermal insulation. The code was developed by Yurij Matrosov, who helped develop the Russian Thermal Performance of Building Codes, SNiP 23-02-2003. Ukraine also received assistance from NIISF, IMT, and the US EPA, and integrated many of their suggestions into the code. Ukraine’s code includes a performance-based ...
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China

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Current Codes China national standard GB50189-2005, Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings Published by the Ministry of Construction in 2005 Helpful Links Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Global Approaches: A Comparison of Building Energy Codes in 15 Countries Country Report on Building Energy Codes in China A close look at the China Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings The National Standard Design Standard fo...
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Germany

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Current Codes Energy Conservation Ordinance (EnEV) The Energy Saving Ordinance sets mandatory energy performance requirements for new buildings and for existing buildings in case of major renovation. This has been effective since 2002 and was last amended in 2013. One of the most stringent codes in the world, the EnEV sets standards for insulation, fenestration, envelope, and HVAC. Germany has plans to amend the EnEV in 2016 to incorporate the nearly-zero energy standard as required by the E...
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Israel

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Current Codes Israel currently has many standards in place, mandatory and voluntary, that address energy efficiency in buildings. Most notably, SI 1045 establishes minimum requirements for thermal insulation of buildings that are used for extended overnight stays Standards on air conditioning, cooling, and window certification have also been established. Israeli standardization: energy efficiency and renewable energies Helpful Links Israel Ministry of Environmental Protec...
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Russia

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Current Codes Russia has mandatory residential buildings codes for single- and multi-family buildings. The country also has a mandatory building code for commercial buildings. Source: Global Approaches: A Comparison of Building Energy Codes in 15 Countries Russia Thermal Performance Of Buildings (SNiP 23-02-2003) Russia’s national building code, SNiP 23-02-2003, was passed in 2003 and has not been updated since. A design manual for the “Design of Thermal Performance of Buildings” w...
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Netherlands

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Current Codes Energy Performance Standard for Buildings The Energy Performance Standard (EPN) is the Netherlands’ building energy code. It incorporates standards on efficiency for non-residential buildings (NEN-2916) and residential buildings (NEN-5128), as well as establishes other requirements such as the use of energy certificates for compliance. Compliance Verification: All buildings are required to receive an energy certificate from a certified professional. The check is based...
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Peru

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Current Codes Peru has no building energy code. Instead, it relies heavily on training and public awareness for energy efficiency. Peru has required the use of energy labels for appliances since 1999 and is in the process of developing voluntary standards on energy efficiency. Peru’s National Building Regulations, last updated in 2006, does have sections on mechanical and electrical equipment and insulation, but it is unknown to what extent it addresses energy efficiency measures. Pe...
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