energy label

What is an energy label?

An energy label shows how energy efficient your home is. For example, there is information about your floor insulation, Windows and heating. Homes with an A label are the energy- efficient. Homes that get the least efficient, a G-label. You can read further on the energy label how you can make your home more energy efficient. You get the energy label from an expert of your choice.

The energy label is mandatory if you are going to sell or rent your home and is valid up to 10 years.


What are the benefits?

  • The energy label may be beneficial for your final sales or rental price.
  • A green energy label (A, B or C) can accelerate the sale or rental of your home.
  • You read in the energy label how you can make your home more energy efficient.

I already have a energy label, what do I have to do?

Is your energy label still valid (10 years after the date of issue)? Then you don’t need to do anything. Do you have your home in the meantime made more energy-efficient? Then you can with a new label the energy improvement make clear.

I do not already have a energy label, what do I have to do?

Each House that still has no energy label, gets in January and February 2015a preliminary energy label. The provisional energy label is an estimate based on the data in the land registry. Once you sell or rent your home, you must request your final energy label via the website below.

Wanna know more?

Go to this website.

For questions about the Web application and the energy label, please contact the help desk energy label. There are staff ready to answer your questions. You can reach the help desk via 0800-0808 or They are accessible daily from 08: 00-22: 00 and at weekends from 9: 00-17: 00.

If you do not have a DigiD code or the internet then there is the possibility of the energy label via a paper route can be requested via the help desk energy label.


Please read also this article on the subject





Nico Cobelens

Real estate agent at Cobelens Makelaardij
Nico is Dutch but has been an expat: working for more than 5 years in Canada in the marketing sector and in the project development of housing (complexes) and other real estate projects. Back in the Netherlands he continued his real estate experience. Sworn by the court as real estate appraiser, RTM/RT (Register Makelaar Taxateur/Real Estate Agent) certified for both private and business properties and bank appraiser for house boats you will find him often hard working in his agency in the centre of Haarlem. His passion? Houses in France. In addition to the Dutch ones, he sells and rents them too. International stuff still enthusiasts him, it seems. His other passion? His 4 children and 9! grandchildren. Having been an expat too, he knows the importance and likes to share information and experiences. And if necessary he likes and thinks (with his Dutch and expat background and maaany years of experience as real estate agent and in Haarlem) to be the good person to help expats and internationals to look for a nice place to live in Haarlem.
Nico Cobelens