Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential
Agency:Ministère de LEmploi, de la Cohésion Sociale et du Logement
Description:Upon its publication in the EU Official Journal on 4 January 2003, the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) entered into EU law, allowing member states until 4 January 2006 to transpose the Directive into domestic building codes. The Directives principal objectives are: To promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the EU through cost effective measures; To promote the convergence of building standards towards those of Member States which already have ambitious levels. 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. In parallel, to complement implementation of the EPBD, France has created two building energy efficiency labels respectively "High Energy Performance" (HPE ou Haute Performance énergétique) and "Very High Energy Performance" (THPE ou Très Haute Performance Energétique). A consumer education campaign to publicizes both.

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