Directive #2010/31/EU on Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD)

Last updated: 5 November 2019

Directive 2010/31/EU on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was partly designed to meet the 20 % indicative target for energy efficiency improvements under the 2020 climate and energy package. Provisions of the EPBD:   

- include the requirement for Member States to develop energy performance certificates to be included in all advertisements for the sale or rental of buildings,   

- establish inspection schemes for heating and air-conditioning systems (or put in place measures with equivalent effect),   

- set minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings, for the major renovation of buildings and for the replacement or retrofit of building elements; and    

- draw up lists of national financial measures to improve the energy efficiency of buildings

Georgia has signed an Association Agreement with the EU (AA) on June 27, 2014 and Protocol on Georgia’s Accession to Energy Community Treaty on October 14, 2016. According to the Protocol Georgia has to implement the Directive #2010/31/EU  on Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD)  by June 30, 2019 and directives on Energy Efficiency #2012/27/EU and Renewable Energy #2009/28EC by the end of 2018.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space heating
  • Space cooling
  • Energy management systems (buildings)
  • Building envelope