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Just 2.6% of homes in Hungary nearly zero-energy buildings

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Just 2.6% of homes and accommodation-type properties in Hungary received a rating of BB or higher (meeting near-zero energy requirements) between 2016 and 2020, which will be the minimum requirement for new homes after June 30, 2022, Takarék Index analysts said on Tuesday, according to a report by news agency MTI.

The analysis found big regional differences, with higher-than-average ratios of energy certificates with CC or higher ratings in the western counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Baranya, Vas and Veszprém counties as well as in central Pest county and the capital. In Nógrád, Békeé and Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok counties, on the other hand, around half of properties were rated poor or very poor in terms of energy efficiency.

A significant part of homes in Hungary are rather old, they said. According to data from 2016, the share of residential properties built between 1971 and 1980 is around 22%, and the homes completed between 1961 and 1970 and those built between 1981 and 1990 each account for around 16%. About 17% of homes were built more than 75 years ago and the portion of homes completed after the 2000s makes up only 10% of the total.

Takarék Index analysts said that only properties built after 2010 can be considered energy efficient but the share of these is still very low.

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