Home Energy Qualification
The Energy Qualification of Housing in Chile (CEV) is an instrument designed in 2012 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning (Minvu), in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and which seeks to improve the quality of life of families, through the delivery of objective and standardized information.
This tool provides information to families about the energy efficiency of homes, allowing them to make an informed decision when buying a home and thus choose the one that represents greater thermal comfort and / or consider the use of equipment Efficient or with non-conventional renewable energy, which can translate into greater savings in heating, cooling, lighting and domestic hot water.
The Home Energy Rating (CEV) is a voluntary instrument that qualifies the energy efficiency of a home in its use stage - a system similar to the one used to energy-label refrigerators and automobiles - that considers heating, cooling, lighting and sanitary hot water.
The qualified homes will have a label with colors, percentages and letters, ranging from A + to G, the latter being the least efficient, while the letter E represents the current construction standard, established in article 4.1.10 of the General Ordinance of Urban Planning and Construction (OGUC).
And your home, what letter has?