According to Circular No. 1018/13-1-2012, the Energy Performance Certificate of any building larger than 50 square meters that is leased, wholly or partially, for the first time. The Certificate is required by the Tax Offices in order to proceed with the registration of the lease agreement. Any lease agreement that is taken to the tax office after the 9th of January 2012 must be accompanied by the Energy Certificate (if it is a new lease agreement and not the renewal of an existing one).
The Certificate is issued by certified energy inspectors; a list of the certified inspectors is to be found at a special site of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change at www.buildingcert.gr.