Lithuania reports increasing number of energy-efficient buildings2016-04-18
In the first quarter of this year, Lithuania reported more energy-efficient buildings than in the same period of last year. According to the Construction Product Certification Centre (CPCC), this year January, February and March saw the registration of 6 certificates of top Class A+ energy-efficiency buildings, compared to the zero certificates in the same period of last year. The number of Class A certificates increased almost eight-fold and was 15 in Q1 2015 against only two certificates year-on-year. The number of Class B buildings (914) registered by 1 April of this year was larger by even 76, compared to the same period last year (838).
A total of 7399 energy efficiency certificates were registered and announced in the first quarter of this year, compared to 7230 in the same period of last year. Lithuania launched the energy efficiency certification process for buildings in 2007. Since then more than 132,000 energy efficiency certificates have already been registered.
According to their energy efficiency, buildings are divided into nine classes: A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E, F and G. The top Class A++ shows that a building uses almost no energy, and Classes A+, A and B mean that energy consumption is low. Certified buildings are registered and announced by the CPCC that certifies energy efficiency certification experts (www.spsc.lt). Information on whether a building has been certified can be checked in the register of this centre. An expert who has certified a building can be found in another CPCC register.