Carrying out installations of cooling and heating systems - Temporary Cross-Border Provision of Services
An installer who is legally established in another Member State, can carry out installations of cooling, heating, ventilation and hot-water systems in the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, without the obligation to register in any register or obligation to obtain any permission.
This person (natural or legal person) shall move to the Republic of Cyprus for the purpose of providing services on temporary and occasional basis, and must notify – in writing and prior to the commencement of any work – the Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the intention to do so; according to the Regulating the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Law as periodically amended and the Regulating the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (Installers of Technical Systems for Buildings) Regulations, as issued by the Energy Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry.
The Technical Systems installed in a building include the following:
(i) Ventilation and heat recovery systems;
(ii) Heating, cooling, air conditioning, humidifying, dehumidification systems using cooling fluids;
(iii) Small cooling systems;
(iv) Large central air conditioning systems;
(v) Air conditioning systems with water or air heat pumps;
(vi) Closed circuit geothermal piping system;
(vii) Central heating and hot water production systems using liquid fuels;
(viii) Central heating and hot water production systems using solid fuels;
(ix) Central heating and hot water production systems using electric boilers/heat pumps;
(x) Central heating and hot water production systems using gaseous fuels;
(xi) Liquid and gaseous fuel storage containers;
(xii) Central heating and hot water production systems using renewable energy sources in combination with liquid fuel installations;
(xiii) Central heating and hot water production systems using solar energy;
(xiv) Hot water production systems and installation of hot and cold water supply systems.
“Relevant Work” means the installation, regulation and control of technical equipment for heating, air conditioning and ventilation, production of hot water systems for proper functionality and operation.
“Boiler (liquid, gas and solid fuels)” means the common boiler system and burner unit designed to transmit to liquid heat generated by combustion.
“Air conditioning system” means a combination of the elements required to process indoor air, through which the temperature is controlled or can be reduced.
“Certificate of Professional Qualification” means the certificate given to the installer as the official result of an evaluation and validation process, which is achieved when the Qualification certification body finds that a person has achieved knowledge, skills and abilities that meet specific standards.
Who Is Eligible
The Energy Service, interprets in each individual case the meaning of providing services on a temporary and occasional basis, based on the duration, frequency, periodical nature and continuity and, for control purposes, maintains a list of installers who provide services.
The eligibility criteria apply to natural and legal persons who:
- are established in another Member State,
- exercise their profession legally in the Member State of establishment,
- move to the Republic of Cyprus with the intention to provide their services temporarily and occasionally and proportionately with those (services) legally provided in the Member State of establishment,
- the temporary and occasional base of the services provided is set, and must not exceed, the number of five (5) inspections per year.
Where To Notify
Interested parties must notify the Competent Authority (Energy Service) in writing prior to the commencement of the provision of any services, stating that they legally exercise the profession in the Member State of establishment.
Contact details of the competent authority as below:
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry
Andreas Araouzos 13-15,
Tel: +357 22 409411, +357 22 409390
Fax: +357 22304759
Contact Person: Mr. Cristis Yiallouros
Tel: +357 22 409411
Legislation & Obligations
Which Laws & Regulations Apply
- Regulating the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Law of 2006 (142(I)/2006)
- Regulating the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (Installers of Technical Systems for Buildings) Regulations
What Are My Obligations
An installer who is established in another member state and provides services temporarily and occasionally, is subject to the applicable professional or administrative provisions of Cypriot legislation, but is not required to register or participate as a member in local or other associations.
Installers of Technical Systems of Buildings are obliged to :
(a) carry out relevant work in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Qualifications Standards issued by the Certification body for professional qualifications for the professional fields of the construction industry.
It is considered that all electrical installations (wiring, contracting, operation and maintenance) are carried out in accordance with the provisions of the Electricity Law and the Regulations issued according to Law, by registered persons holders of a corresponding certificate of competency and in force a certificate of registration, issued by the Director of the Department of Electromechanical Services in accordance with the provisions of the Electricity Law and the Regulations issued under it.
(b) after each installation, a certificate is issued to the owner concerning the installation of the technical system and its operation.
It is assured that a confirmation for the electrical installation shall be issued only by a person who satisfies the provisions of paragraph (a).
(c) send to the competent authority, by 15 March each year at the latest, a complete list of the establishments carried out during the previous year.
(d) complies with the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health at Work Act and the Regulations issued under it.