Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD)
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) replaced Directive 2002/91/EC setting a more ambitious framework to improve the energy efficiency of EU buildings. The EPBD is the main legislative instrument at EU level to achieve energy performance in buildings. Article 19 of the EPBD stipulates that the Commission shall evaluate the Directive until the end of 2016.
- Jun 2015 - Feb 2016: open consultation and evaluation of the EPBD recast
- Mar 2016 - Dec 2016: analysis, monitoring and thematic stakeholder consultations
- Jul 2016: Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/1318 on the guidelines for the promotion of nZEB.
- Sep 2016: Parliament resolution on an EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling (2016/2058/(INI)) called for MSs to fully implement the EPBD and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
- Nov 2016: the Commission unveiled the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package including the legislative proposal on the revised EPBD (COM/2016/0765)
- Nov 2016: Communication from the Commission Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019, COM(2016) 773 final
- Dec 2016 - Jan 2017: impact assessment and review of the Directive
- Jan 2017: subsidiary deadline for National parlaments’ opinion
- End 2018: Public buildings to have to be nearly zero energy standards.
- End 2020: All new buildings to be nearly zero energy.
REHVA has specified the definitions to be use in the zero energy buildings – click here.