Energy Label

Energy label for your home

What is an energy label?

With an energy label, you can see how energy efficient a home is. An energy-efficient home often means lower energy costs, more comfortable living and is better for the environment. The energy label is expressed in classes A to G. A home with energy label A (or higher) is very energy efficient, while a home with energy label G is much less energy efficient. Very energy-efficient homes are given an extra specification, for example energy label A+.

 

Why is an energy label important?

  • If you are planning to sell your home, a valid registered energy label is mandatory.
  • If your home has a registered energy label B or higher, ABN AMRO offers you a discount on your mortgage interest rate. This is available at the start of a new fixed-rate period, or if you register the energy label within 24 months of the start of your fixed-rate period.

Energy label in 2021

Since 1 January 2021, the 'Simplified Energy Label' has been replaced by a new, more extensive energy label. Due to this change, the fee and the application process for a definitive energy label have also changed.
  • The application is no longer completed online, but via a home visit. You make an appointment with an expert energy adviser, who visits your home.
  • From this year, you will immediately be fined if you sell your home without an energy label. The size of the fine depends on the situation. The notary will check for the presence of an energy label when ownership of the home is transferred.

View the energy label of your home

Not all homes have a valid registered energy label. Via Milieu Centraal  (in Dutch), you can easily see what your current energy label is and how long it is valid.

Energy Label

Applying for a valid registered energy label

You can have your energy label registered by an approved energy adviser. The energy adviser will visit to inspect your home and record data, such as the presence of insulation. An energy performance calculation will then be made. The energy label is valid for 10 years.

Your energy label in three steps

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1. Check your energy label

Check your current energy label on the Milieu Centraal website  (in Dutch).

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2. Appointment with an energy adviser

Make an appointment  (in Dutch) with an energy adviser. He or she will visit to inspect your home, record data and carry out an energy performance calculation.

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3. Check your inbox

You will receive an energy label statement from your energy adviser. If you have energy label B or higher and want to take advantage of the sustainability discount, this is possible at the start of a new fixed-rate period, or if you register the energy label within 24 months of the start of your fixed-rate period.

The importance of an energy label

  1. Find an energy adviser in the database  (in Dutch) and make an appointment.
  2. The energy adviser will visit you to determine the characteristics of your home. The visit will take 1.5 to 2 hours.
  3. The energy adviser will carry out an energy performance calculation and register the energy label with the Dutch government.
  4. You will receive an energy label statement (PDF) from your energy adviser by email.
Good to know: not all organisations in the database offer services to consumers. You may have to approach several companies to have your energy label registered.

If you are buying a home with a registered energy label B or higher, you will receive a discount on your mortgage interest rate from ABN AMRO. This allows you to benefit from a reduction in your monthly mortgage payment. You do not need to supply us with the energy label yourself. We automatically check the label of your home with the Dutch government. If you have a mortgage with ABN AMRO and a home with a registered energy label B or higher, your discount will automatically be included in the interest rate review. You will benefit from this discount throughout the fixed-rate period. 

If you are planning to renovate your home to energy label B or higher, make sure you register the energy label within 24 months of the start of your fixed-rate period to take advantage of the sustainability discount. 

Would you like to make your home more energy efficient and improve your energy label, for example with solar panels or insulation? Check your potential savings and the subsidy options now with the Energy Saving Check.

Financing sustainability improvements
If you want to make your home more energy efficient, using your savings is often the most economical way. It may also save you more than the amount you receive as interest on your savings. Alternatively, you could borrow with a mortgage or a personal loan. We’d be happy to go over the options with you.

View the financing options

Why choose sustainability

Potential reduction in energy consumption

Energy efficiency measures may help you reduce your energy consumption.

Better environment

A sustainable home is better for the environment. After all, your fossil fuel consumption is much lower.

More comfortable living

An insulated home is less draughty and retains heat better.