Country:Netherlands
Year:1995-revised 2011
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1995-revised 2011
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Buildings, Building Type
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Solar Thermal, Solar heat, Geothermal, Heat, Bioenergy, Biomass for heat
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Climate Change Policy Targets:Buildings
URL:http://www.senternovem.nl/epn/
Energy Efficiency Description:

Energy Performance Standards for new buildings and non-residential buildings came into effect on 15 December 1995, as part of the Housing Act supported by a programme implemented by NOVEM. The measures are intended to achieve savings of between 15% and 20% in energy consumption. At present, the requirements of the Energy Performance Standard (EPN) for new residential properties is 1.2 which means that buildings must be designed in such a way that no more than 1 200 m3 of natural gas will be required each year for heating, hot water and cooking in a standard-size dwelling. The EPN requirement was tightened to 1.0 as of 1 January 2000.

Renewable Energy Description:

All new buildings are required in the building code to reach a performance standard. Renewables in buildings like solar thermal, PV, passive solar and heat pumps, contribute to reach a low energy coefficient. For housing, the acceptable level of the coefficient was reduced from 1.0 in 2000 to 0.8 in 2006. The acceptable level of the coefficient is reduced from 0,8 to 0,6 in 2011. This policy fits into the European Performance of Buildings Directive that requires all EU countries to set limits to the energy use for new buildings.

Climate Change Description:

A new Energy Performance Standard (EPN) is outlined in the Building Act of 1999. The requirements for residential properties have been set so that 1,200 m3 of natural gas will be the maximum allowed each year for heating, hot water, and cooking. The EPN requirement will be strengthened from 1 January 2000. This New Energy Performance Standards for new buildings and non-residential buildings follows the EPN which came into effect on 15 December 1995.

This record is superseded by:Energy Performance Standards for Buildings Strengthened

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