Exemplary role of public authorities

Updated: 06.02.2019

Author: Moïra Jimeno

New buildings owned or used by public authorities shall be "nearly zero-energy buildings" when certified after 31 December 2018. A "nearly zero-energy building" means that the building has an extremely high energy performance and the nearly zero-energy needs are largely provided by renewable sources, mainly produced on site or nearby (Art. 16 DL 118/2013 as amended by DL 28/2016). 


New buildings owned or used by public authorities. 

Competent authority

Members of the government responsible for the areas of energy, spatial planning and finances, which shall approve the national plan for rehabilitation of existing buildings in order to meet the requirements of a "nearly-zero energy building".


Further information

  • Ministério da Economia, da Inovação e do Desenvolvimento. Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG) – Directorate General for Energy and Geology at the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development
  • +351 217 922 782
  • DGEG website
  • Racionalizacao.Energia(at)dgge.pt

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