According to Premier Marbella news sources , the Spanish Cabinet has approved the new energy certificate which will be compulsory for owners who want to sell or rent their homes from June 1. According to the Ministry of Development 60% of Spanish homes were built without any energy efficiency regulations and that in general homes in Spain consume 17% of all energy in the country.

This certificate, along with the energy rating of the building should include objective information on the energy characteristics of buildings and in the case of existing buildings a document of recommendations for improving cost-optimal levels or energy efficiency of the building, so that one can assess and compare the energy efficiency of buildings in order to advance the promotion of energy-efficient buildings and investments in energy efficiency.

As a tool to facilitate for obtaining an energy certificate, by order of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Ministry of Development, IDEA has developed software ce3 and ce3 both are recognized documents available to certified technicians.

The big question that owners have is how much the new energy certificate required to sell or rent a property from June 1 will cost. The government estimated that the price would be around 90 euros per apartment and 250 euros for a townhouse.

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