How the New Law on Energy Efficiency of Buildings will Benefit Georgian Citizens
The EU-funded EU4Energy Governance project is assisting Georgia with the adoption of a new draft law on energy performance in buildings, and in preparing a series of building regulations.
The new law will ensure that buildings are more energy efﬁcient and energy waste is reduced. As a result, citizens will beneﬁt directly from lower energy bills, a higher level of comfort, and a healthier home environment.
Under the new law, all buildings will have to meet minimum energy performance requirements. Building-owners will need to issue an energy performance certiﬁcate when a building is sold or rented. At the same time, regular inspections of heating and air conditioning systems will ensure energy savings.
The draft law on energy performance in buildings has been submitted to the Parliament of Georgia. Once it is in effect, Georgia’s building regulations will be in line with the respective EU acquis on energy performance of buildings and with Georgia’s Energy Community obligations