|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Agency:||National Board of Housing, Building and Planning|
|Legal References:||A National Programme for Energy Efficiency and Energy-smart Construction (2005/06:145)|
The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive’s (EPBD) (2002/91/EC, recast 2010/31/EU) principal objectives are to promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the EU through cost effective measures. Measures include: Methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings; Application of performance standards on new and existing buildings; Certification schemes for all buildings; Regular inspection and assessment of boilers/heating and cooling installations and ventilation.
The react directive also requires all new buildings to be nearly-zero energy buildings after 2010, although after 2018 all premises used by the public sector should be nearly-zero energy buildings.
Certifications can be conducted and issued only by accredited and qualified inspectors.
Last modified: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:22:02 CEST