Italy

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Code Development

Summary

The national government implements and monitors energy policy, such as the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) and other European directives. In 2015, the national government adopted 3 new decrees unifying national building energy codes. Regional governments will still play the leading role in implementation. Prior to 2015, regional building regulations had been adopted in 12% of Italian municipalities with a combined population of over 21 million people (out of 60 million). 

Start Year

Exact Start Year

1973

Start Year Range

< 1980

Revision Schedule

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Revision Schedule Explanation

In line with EU requirements for EPBD and EED.

Existing Code Coverage

  • Residential
Stakeholder Engagement

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Best Practices

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Code Implementation - Compliance & Enforcement

Administrative/Enforcement Structures

Enforcement model: third party and/or mix of approaches. Regional professional associations conduct compliance checks. Local authorities review paperwork without a site visit. Project engineer signs a final report confirming compliance with relevant building regulations.

Compliance Checking on Design

Yes, compliance is checked on Design

Compliance Checking on Construction

Yes, compliance is checked on Construction

Compliance Checking on Pre-Occupancy

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

Air Tightness testing

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Commissioning before occupancy

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Commissioning after occupancy

Yes, commissioning is happening after occupancy

Compliance Software Residential

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Name of Software

CTI 2000

Short description

CTI is the certifying body and the list of software certified can be accessed here:  http://www.cti2000.it/index.php?controller=sezioni&action=show&subid=34

Compliance Software Non-Residential

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Name of Software

CTI 2000

Short description

CTI is the certifying body and the list of software certified can be accessed here:  http://www.cti2000.it/index.php?controller=sezioni&action=show&subid=34

Penalties for non-compliance

  • Other

Other penalties

In Italy the penalty system is defined nationally, but the implementation process is regional.

Incentives and Recognition program for compliance

  • Awards/Grants/Tax Breaks
  • Finance/Loans/Ratings

Short description

Examples of programs that support retrofits include the National Energy Efficiency Fund supporting improvements in energy performance of owned public buildings; Financial instruments for schools, social housing and hotels and other programs.

Compliance Rate monitoring

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Compliance Rate Publicised

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Compliance Lessons Learned

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Compliance Energy Use Statistics

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Compliance Rate in %

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Capacity Building and Education

Awareness Raising

  • Awareness raising
  • Resourse kits
  • Compliance Training
  • Online resources -
  • Professional Curriculum

Short description

Italy participates in several EU-level programs, such as the “BUILD UP skills”, a program that trains building retrofit workers. 

Building materials

Building Materials Ratings

NA, Check Country Information Sheet for details

Energy Performance Certificates

EPC Implementation

  • EPCs are referred to in codes -
  • Mandatory disclosure residential -

Short description

The EPC must include a set of information and indicators including: overall energy performance of the building in terms of total primary energy and non-renewable primary energy; energy rating using an overall energy performance index expressed in non-renewable primary energy; minimum energy efficiency requirements; CO2 emissions; exported energy; recommendations for improving the building’s energy efficiency; information such as energy audits and financial incentives.