Since 1 July, all proprietors or occupants of office buildings over 100,000 m2 in Brussels must put in place a plan to reduce energy consumption, L’Echo said on Thursday. Between 150 and 200 units – 75% public and 25% private – are concerned, a fifth of Brussels’ buildings.
The concerned have 12 months maximum to appoint from among themselves a PLAGE coordinator (Local Action Plan for Energy Management) and to inform Brussels environment on their real estate identification (location, occupation, surface…)
An 18-month personalized action programme will be established. It should achieve in the next three years a binding target of energy consumption reduction.
Progress will be evaluated by energy auditors independent from Brussels Environment.