If you are thinking of building, renovating or buying a house, knowing the real estate laws put into effect is a must. The new provisions for energy consumption indicate that we must use it in a more restrained and intelligent way.
The new European laws stipulate that from 2011, newly built buildings will no longer be allowed to use energy for heating, cooling or hot water.
Since then, stricter measures have been taken to generalise this legislation. These laws now also apply to existing buildings that must conform to these new measures before 2050. The spread of greenhouse gases, for example, must also be limited to a rate of up to 95%.
The application of such measures entails substantial expenditure: if you are thinking of buying a new home, you must take these costs into consideration. ENGEL & VÖLKERS recommends that you invest early to achieve significant savings over the long term.
These European legislative measures apply today to Belgian laws as to those of other European countries. However, the country needs to be more involved in this by creating an effective plan of action. By adopting these new rules, the consumer participates in the preservation of the environment and enjoys a better quality of energy.
In order to encourage the consumption of electricity, car parks will have an electric charging station capable of meeting the energy needs of 10 vehicles. The purpose of this measure is to encourage the use of these cars and other electric vehicles. To ensure the effectiveness of this strategy, the parking areas of companies with more than 250 employees must have an equivalent number of charging point.
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