|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Agency:||Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment|
Minimum energy efficiency standards for new residential and non-residential buildings have been in place in the Netherlands since 1995. There are separate standards for residential buildings and different types of non-residential buildings. Since 1995 the standards have been tightened several times, and further tightening is proposed for the near future The ultimate aim is zero-energy new buildings (EPC=0) in 2020, in accordance with the objective of the recasted EPBD (see below).
15 December 1995 > 1,4
1 January 1998 > 1,2
1 January 2000 > 1,0
1 January 2006 > 0,8
1 January 2011 > 0,6
1 January 2015 > (proposed) 0,4
Per 2020 > (target) 0
To support the tightening of the energy performance standard an agreement was concluded in 2008 (Spring agreement ) between the national government and market parties (The Dutch Construction and Infrastructure Federation, NEPROM [the Association of Dutch Project Development Companies] and the Dutch Banking Association (NVB)). The objectives set for the Spring agreement are to develop a new energy performance standard, which better reflect the actual energy use of buildings and better attuned to the experience (comfort and housing costs) of the consumer.
|This record supersedes:||Energy Performance Standard for Buildings|
Last modified: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:13:31 CEST