Technical Code for Building - Spain's new Building Technical Code establishes minimum requirements for energy efficient buildings.
InformationLocation: Spain Sectors: Sustainable energy: access, efficiency and renewables; Green industry, material efficiency and waste minimization; Sustainable Cities and Built Environment; By: SpainType: NationalSource: European CommissionYear: 2006
Technical Code for Building
Spain's new Building Technical Code establishes minimum requirements for energy efficient buildings.In 2006 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved a new construction standard through Royal Decree. This updates the old one dating from the 1970s and partially transposes the EU Directive 2002/91/CE on Energetic Efficiency in Buildings. The new standard, called the Building Technical Code (CTE - Código Técnico de la Edificación), establishes new quality, security, energy efficiency and habitability requirements for new or renovated buildings, thus creating a legislative framework that harmonises Spanish building standards with those of the European Union. This standard should also promote technological innovation and development.