Is insulation mandatory for receiving an Energy Identity Certificate?
In our country, we consume 37.2% of the energy in buildings and 70% of the total energy consumed in buildings is used for heating. This situation shows that we consume 26% of the total energy in our country to heat buildings. Considering that we import 75% of our total energy and approximately 100% of our natural gas, this figures show the importance of energy efficiency in buildings.
Since the share of energy consumed in building is significantly high, it is essential to take measures such as thermal insulation to reduce the consumption and to certify these measures with an Energy Identity Certificate. With an Energy Identity Certificate received after thermal insulation is applied, owner or renter of the building or apartments within that building take advantage of 50% energy saving due to thermal insulation and purchasing-selling or renting value of the building or apartment increases.
An Energy Identity Certificate received before thermal insulation will only have an influence on realizing how high the energy consumption is. Since thermal insulation is an application which changes the primary energy requirement of the building, an Energy Identity Certificate received before thermal insulation will no longer be valid.