Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources
Policy Sector:Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning, and the Environment

Energy Performance Standards for new buildings and non-residential buildings came into effect on 15 December 1995, as part of the Housing Act supported by a programme implemented by NOVEM. The measures were originally intended to achieve savings of between 15% and 20% in energy consumption. The regulations provide that new buildings must reach a certain energy performance standard. The original standard was set at 1.2, meaning that buildings must be designed in such a way that no more than 1 200 cubic metres of natural gas is required annually for heating, hot water and cooking in a standard-size dwelling. Renewables in buildings like solar thermal, PV, passive solar and heat pumps, contribute to reach a low energy coefficient. On 1 January 2000, the requirements for new residential properties were tightened to 1.0 from 1.2. In 2006 it was further reduced to 0.8%. In 2007, the Dutch government announced that the energy performance coefficient would be further reduced to 0.6% in 2011 and then to 0.4% in 2015. By 2020, new developments will have to be energy neutral. This policy fits into the European Performance of Buildings Directive that requires all EU countries to set limits to the energy use for new buildings.

This record supersedes:Energy Performance Standard for Buildings

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