The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has, under section 19(1)(b) of the National Energy Act, published regulations for the mandatory display and submission of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) for buildings in Notice 700 of Government Gazette 43792 of 8 December 2020.
EPCs are now mandatory for private sector, non-residential buildings with a total net floor area of over 2000sqm, and government buildings of over 1000sqm. The due date to comply with the mandatory government regulation is the 7th December 2022 which effectively leaves landlords and property owners with less than ten (10) months to obtain and prominently display an EPC in the foyer of their building. Landlords who fail to comply risk a possible fine of R5 million – R10 million, five years imprisonment or both, as defined in the mandatory regulations gazetted on 8 December 2020.
The EPC must be displayed at the building’s main entrance; and must be submitted to the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). EPCs are used in many other countries. South Africa is the first African country to make EPCs mandatory.
The primary objective in obliging building owners to obtain EPCs is to make them aware of their energy consumption and encourage them to be more energy efficient if their EPC rating is poor i.e., Levels E to G.
Our Work in Energy Performance Certificate implementation in South Africa
To date GreenBDG has already implemented EPC training for the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism (LEDET), Energy and Water SETA, EOH (Proserv), Eastern Cape Roads & Public Works. We are well positioned to advise your property portfolio on the implementation process and an integrated energy strategy for your portfolio.
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