Draft Regulations on Energy Performance Certificates Drawn Up

Department of Energy

Draft regulations designed to ensure that energy performance certificates are displayed in non-residential buildings have been published for comment in Government Gazette 41754.

The Draft Regulations for the Mandatory Display and Submission of Energy Performance Certificates for Buildings were drawn up in terms of the National Energy Act.

The draft regulations also seek to provide for the display and submission of energy performance certificates by organs of state and owners of buildings.

Buildings occupied by government departments with a total net floor area of over 1000 square metres will have two years after the draft regulations come into force to display certificates at the entrances.

Non-residential buildings with a total net floor area of over 2000 square metres will also have two years to put certificates in place.

Certificates, valid for five years, will have to be forwarded to the National Energy Development Institute.

Comment is invited within 60 days of the date of publication.

Meanwhile, the ministers in the economic cluster, have, in a statement, called for the framework for the exploration and production of oil and gas as outlined in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill to be finalised.

“This will encourage oil and gas exploration on the territorial waters of the country, which in the
long run will benefit oil and gas consumers.”

The ministers issued the statement on increasing fuel prices in South Africa.

Sabinet Cape Town Office