Brazil

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Code Development

Summary

No minimum energy performance requirements exist in Brazil. In 2001, Law 10.295, regulating the National Policy for Conservation and Rational Use of Energy was introduced. Under this legislation Brazil has developed methodologies for evaluating the energy efficiency of buildings. In February 2009 the Brazilian Energy Labeling Schemes for Commercial, Public and Services Buildings (RTQ-C) was published followed by the Brazilian Energy Labeling Schemes for Residential Buildings (RTQ-R) in November 2010. 

Revision Schedule

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Existing Code Coverage

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Stakeholder Engagement

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Best Practices

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Code Implementation - Compliance & Enforcement

Compliance Checking on Design

NA, compliance varies by jurisdiction – refer to country information sheet for details

Compliance Checking on Construction

NA, compliance varies by jurisdiction – refer to country information sheet for details

Compliance Checking on Pre-Occupancy

NA, compliance varies by jurisdiction – refer to country information sheet for details

Air Tightness testing

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Commissioning before occupancy

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Commissioning after occupancy

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Compliance Software Residential

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Compliance Software Non-Residential

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Penalties for non-compliance

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Incentives and Recognition program for compliance

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Compliance Rate monitoring

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Compliance Rate Publicised

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Compliance Lessons Learned

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Compliance Energy Use Statistics

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Compliance Rate in %

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Capacity Building and Education

Awareness Raising

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Building materials

Building Materials Ratings

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Energy Performance Certificates

EPC Implementation

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