DL 118/2013

Updated: 06.02.2019

Name (orig)

Decreto-Lei n.º 118/2013 de 20 de Agosto

Name (English)

Decree-Law No. 118/2013 of 20 August

Entry into force


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This Decree-law transposes Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings into the Portuguese national order and merged the sparse legislation on energy certification and energy performance in buildings into one piece of legislation in order to harmonize terminologies and simplify rules.

Relevance for renewable energy

It regulates the obligation to use solar thermal collectors for heating water in new buildings and buildings undergoing major interventions. It also sets the rules for "nearly zero-energy buildings" in buildings owned or used by public authorities.


Full text of legal source

Amendment: DL 28/2016: https://dre.pt/web/guest/pesquisa/-/search/74774858/details/normal?p_p_auth=D0eHw3hn

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