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Cabinet of Ministers’ Regulation No. 876. “Regulations of energy supply and usage”

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  • Up to 20% energy savings expected
Start Date
December 2015

The new regulation defines new rules for multi-apartment buildings that received building permit after January the 1st of 2016. The heating energy counters or heat cost allocators must be installed in every apartment for new buildings, renovated buildings and non-residential buildings (only if those are funded from the EU funds, national or municipal budget) and where heating is supplied either by centralized heating provider or shared heating source.

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Andzela Petersone
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Cabinet of Ministers’ Regulation No. 907. Minimal Requirements for Energy Efficiency of Residential Apartment Buildings

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  • 8% of the multi-apartment building stock relevant
  • Potential to decrease annual heat consumption to 150 kWh/m2 by applying proper management practices
Start Date
January 2014

Amendments from 2014 decrease the maximum  annual  heat  energy  consumption. Namely, energy efficiency measures  are  obliged  in  case  the  average  annual  heat  consumption,  calculated  during previous 3 calendar years, exceeds: (i) 200 kWh/1 m2 annually for heat and hot water, or (ii) 150 kWh/1 m2 annually  for  heat  only. The  manager  of  the building  shall  implement  energy efficiency  measures  to  reach  the  noted  threshold  values, the  costs  of  the  energy  efficiency  measures are included  in  the  total  management  costs,  however  it  is  expected  that  it  will  not  create  burden  due  to  the costs  related  to  energy  consumption  will  decrease.

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Martins Auders
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Long Term Strategy for Building Renovation

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  • Expected effect corresponds to the EU 2020 targets for the Republic of Latvia
Start Date
January 2014

The Renovation Strategy provides an overview of existing situation, as well as analysis of existing measures and policies, barrier analysis and possible solutions and long-term perspectives in building renovation.

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Ieva Strazdina
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