This presentation from the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia offers a detailed overview of the transposition of the EPBD recast in this country (status September 2013).
A new law on the Energy Performance of Buildings (LEPB) was adopted on 6 December 2012 and has been in force since 9 January 2013. Different regulations were then published:
- regarding independent experts (No.382 of the 9th of July 2013)
- regarding calculation of energy performance of buildings (No.348 of the 25th of June 2013)
- regarding energy performance certification of buildings (No.383 of the 9th of July 2013), including a definition of a Nearly Zero-Energy Building.
Latvia plans to review energy performance requirements according to regulation 244/2012 (cost-optimality) until the end of 2013.
The presentation details the way by which the experts are accredited and supervised.
An "Apartment House Renovation Programme" has been implemented with subsidies and low-interest loans.