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Perito qualificado para a certificação energética - PQ (Portugal)

  • Generic name of profession

    Energy professions not elsewhere classified
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Perito qualificado para a certificação energética - PQ
    Qualified expert for energy certification (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Decree-Law 118/2013, of August 20, as ammended by Decree-Law 28/2016, of june 23, and also by Law 52/2018, of August 20; Law 58/2013, of August 20 (Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings states the following - notably article 17)

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    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    The energy performance certificate (EPC) is a tool to be used by European citizens in order to increase energy efficiency in buildings, as foreseen in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The EPBD (article 17) also states that "energy performance certification of buildings and the inspection of heating systems and air-conditioning systems are carried out in an independent manner by qualified and/or accredited experts" and that the "experts shall be accredited taking into account their competence". Therefore, qualified experts for energy certification are the only persons in Portugal allowed to issue EPCs. These professionals are responsible for verifying the legal compliance with building minimum requirements, determining energy rating, recommending energy efficiency improvement measures and promoting building thermal comfort. Accordingly, these professionals must have the adequate skills and qualifications in order to assure the accuracy of the information provided in the EPCs, thus ensuring the citizen’s confidence in the buildings energy certification system. In Portugal, all the qualified experts for energy certification and all the EPCs issued are registered in a central web platform database managed by ADENE. For this purpose, all those professionals must have a specific login, attributed by Adene. This allows ADENE to easily check the quality of the EPC's, and if inaccuracies are detected the qualified expert is notified to correct the certificate. Failure to comply with legal requirements may lead to sanctions. 


  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    O perito qualificado é o profissional que realiza a avaliação do desempenho energético dos edifícios a certificar no âmbito do Sistema de Certificação Energética dos Edifícios (SCE), identificando e avaliando as oportunidades de melhoria do desempenho energético dos edifícios, e que emite os certificados energéticos de onde constam as respetivas recomendações.


    Qualified expert for energy certification is the professional that assesses the energy performance of buildings to be certified under the Portuguese Buildings Energy Certification System (SCE), acknowledging and evaluating the opportunities for energy efficiency improvement, who issues the energy performance certificate (EPC) with the recommendations therein.

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