Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Buildings
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