Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning
Energy Efficiency - Activities

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ: ENERGY RENOVATION SHALL EFFECTUATE SAVINGS, IMPROVE ACCOMMODATION AND WORKING CONDITIONS, AS WELL AS THE VISUAL PERCEPTION OF THE CITY OF KARLOVAC
 
Karlovac, 11 November 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević and Minister of Health Prof. Milan Kujundžić, Ph.D., visited today Karlovac General Hospital on occasion of an event marking the completion of hospital energy renovation works.

On this occasion Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević expressed his satisfaction about completion of energy renovation works on Karlovac General Hospital prior to the beginning of the winter and heating season, as, according to his words, „owing to this project, annual financial savings amounting to about 4 million kuna shall be achieved“. „In addition to the savings, conditions of in-patient accommodation and conditions of work of medical staff shall be improved, along with the City of Karlovac having obtained an improved image of the building and of the entire settlement“, Minister Kuščević added. More information...


Press releases

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ RECEIVED INAUGURAL VISIT BY AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA AND AMBASSADOR OF MONTENEGRO
 
 
Zagreb, 9 November 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević received an inaugural visit by the Ambassador of the Republic of Austria Andreas Wiedenhoff and by the Ambassador of Montenegro Boro Vučinić.

The two interlocutors confirmed the friendly relations between the two countries and the continuation and advancement of the good cooperation that has been in place to date. More information...

 
Energy Efficiency 

 

ENERGY RENOVATION OF MULTI-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS
 
On 17 October 2016 the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning published the Call for submission of 'Energy renovation of multi-residential buildings' project proposals with a time limit for submission of 90 days. The purpose of the Call is carrying out of energy renovation measures and use of energy from renewable sources in multi-residential buildings, which is to result, through an integrated approach, in a reduction of energy consumption for heating/cooling.

Under this Call funds from the European Regional Development Fund shall be allocated for a total amount of 152 000 000 kuna, and renovation projects shall be co-funded by 60%, regardless of their location, with the maximum amount of incentives limited to 13 million kuna per project. Energy audits and preparation of energy certificates as well as development of project documentation shall be co-funded by 85%. More information...

 
Construction

 

BUILDING GUIDE
 

If you own land or an existing building, you should first check whether and what kind of construction or reconstruction is allowed. The first step you need to do is to check the purpose of the plot in the spatial plan of your municipality or city. The representative body of the local government, municipal council or city council adopts a spatial plan after a public debate has been carried out.

Contact the competent office for construction and physical planning in your area for more information about what in a particular area is allowed to be built, and what is not allowed, that is, which permits need to be obtained. More information...


Physical Planning 

 

NEW URBAN AGENDA ADOPTED
 
From 17 to 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, HABITAT III, was held, ending with the adoption of the New Urban Agenda. The conference was attended by 30 000 participants, out of which 10 000 accredited participants from 167 different countries.

Assistant Minister for Physical Planning, Legal Affairs and EU Programmes, Igor Čižmek, represented the Republic of Croatia with his speech given at the high-level plenary session. More information...


Construction

 

FOREIGN PERSONS PERFORMING PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
 

A foreign legal person that is established in an EEA contracting state and performs physical planning, design and/or professional construction supervision activities, construction activities, building project management activities or activities of testing and preliminary studies may perform in the Republic of Croatia, on a temporary or occasional basis, those activities which it is certified to perform pursuant to the legislation of the country in which it is established, after it submits a written statement to that effect to the Ministry.


The statement form
 with enclosures shall be sent by mail to the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning. More information...

 
Construction - Activities

 

2016 CONGRESS OF CROATIAN BUILDERS HELD IN CAVTAT 
 
In Cavtat, on 17 and 18 October 2016, the seventh Congress of Croatian Builders was held, dealing this year primarily with the topic of the status of the Croatian construction industry under new conditions of our country's membership to the EU. The Congress of Croatian Builders, organized by the Croatian Society of Civil Engineers and held once every four years, is the most important gathering of builders from the country and abroad. The Congress is an opportunity to assess the situation of the construction industry and to present significant projects and interesting engineering solutions and innovations from all fields of civil engineering. The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning was represented at the Congress by Milan Rezo, Assistant Minister for permits of state significance. More information...


Construction

 

FOREIGN PERSONS PERFORMING PHYSICAL PLANNING AND BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
 

Establishing of compliance (validation) of designs is prescribed by Articles 96 and 97 of the Building Act (OG 153/13).

The main design and detailed design developed according to foreign regulations shall be deemed as designs developed in accordance with this Act (OG 153/13), provided that the procedure of establishing compliance with the Croatian legislation and the code of practice (hereinafter: validation) was carried out. More information...


Energy Efficiency - Activities

 

MINISTER KUŠČEVIĆ PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY CONFERENCE 'Improvement of energy efficiency in construction industry as a generator of economic development'
 
21 September 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević and associates participated yesterday in the international energy efficiency conference 'Improvement of energy efficiency in construction industry as a generator of economic development' taking place in Banja Luka on 20 and 21 September.
 
At the conference Minister Kuščević presented the results and directions of further energy efficiency development in the Republic of Croatia. 'Croatia is a country that with its achievements in energy efficiency is leading even among European countries' – Minister said. More information...


Physical Planning - Activities

 

JOINT LAND REGISTRY AND CADASTRE INFORMATION SYSTEM PRESENTED IN SPLIT
 
06 September 2016 - Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević presented today at the Regional Cadastral Office Split, Bihaćka 1, the Joint Land Registry and Cadastre Information System (ZIS), which has been fully established in that regional cadastral office.

The Regional Cadastral Office in Split has five departments for real property cadastre and eight branch offices for real property cadastre, in all of which ZIS was introduced in the period between 18 April and 9 May 2016. More information...

 
HABITAT

 

'NATIONAL INPUT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA TO HABITAT III CONFERENCE' PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC
 
1 September 2016 - The Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, competent for intersectoral coordination of the preparation of the 'National Input of the Republic of Croatia to HABITAT III Conference', prepared, in cooperation with the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development, preparation coordinator, as well as with state institutions and the Association of Cities of the Republic of Croatia, the 'National Input of the Republic of Croatia to HABITAT III Conference'. 

The 'National Input of the Republic of Croatia to HABITAT III Conference' is available in the Croatian and English version. More information...

 
Information

 

UTILITY MANAGEMENT 
 
In terms of the Utility Management Act, utility management means carrying out utility activities, and in particular, provision of utility services and financing of construction and maintenance of facilities and equipment of the communal infrastructure as a comprehensive system in the area of local self-government units as well as counties.
 
The local self-government units and legal and natural persons which carry out utility services are obliged pursuant to the Utility Management Act and special regulations to ensure permanent and quality performance of utility activities and maintenance of municipal facilities and equipment in a state of functional operability. Likewise, they are obliged to ensure their operation to be public and the performance of utility services to be based on the principles of sustainable development. More information...

Public Utility Management
Public utility charge

   
Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY CERTIFICATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

On the date of entry to the European Union the obligation commenced of issuing energy certificates for existing buildings or self-contained building units that are being sold, and as of 01 January 2016 there is the obligation of obtaining energy certificates also for buildings that are rented out or leased and have a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², or are a separate part of a building that has a total useful floor area of more than 50 m², regardless of the floor area of that particular part.
 

For those properties for which rent or lease contracts were concluded before 01 January 2016, energy certificates are not obligatory until the expire of the respective contractual obligations. Likewise, renting in this context shall not apply to the tourist activity, therefore providers of accommodation services in holiday flats, apartments and houses are not obliged to obtain energy certificates. More information...


Energy Efficiency

 

ENERGY RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS 
 

Significant financial savings are achieved by energy renovation of buildings, that is, by increase in energy efficiency. Energy audit implementation is the first step in the energy renovation of buildings.
 

The term „energy renovation“ implies, among other things, increasing the heat retention of the external building envelope, replacement of outer window and door frames and replacement or upgrading of the heating system. More information...

Information about open and closed national invitations and tenders can see on the website of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency

 
Regulations


PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION OF REGULATIONS

Provisional translation of regulations now available on the Ministry's website:
 

Building Act
Physical Planning Act
Building Inspection Act

 



 
 
 
     
 
 
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