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Problems with energy ratings of Danish homes “unacceptable”

Energistyrelsen has stepped in to address the issues

So what’s it gonna be: an ‘A’ or a ‘G’? (photo: Kåre Thor Olsen)
January 18th, 2016 7:32 pm| by Shifa Rahaman

Every Danish home put on the market requires an energy rating label before it can be sold – a rating of ‘A’ is good and ‘G’ is very bad.

However, Politiken reports there are huge problems with the labels and that estate agents are “unusually tired of” the issue.

Too many errors
Energistyrelsen head Henrik Andersen believes the problems with the system are “unacceptable”.

“There are too many errors, and this is why we, over the past year, have put a lot of effort into improving the system,” he told Politiken

We have removed discretion as much as possible, so it is not up for discussion whether to assess a house in one way or another,” said Andersen, adding that Energistyrelsen will look at introducing more changes this year.