Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Geothermal, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat, Bioenergy>Co-firing with fossil fuels
Policy Sector:
Agency:Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Legal References:Energy Performance of Buildings Decree (BEG)
Enforcement:Accreditation Systems

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. The Netherlands transposed into national law these measures, along with a building labelling scheme designed to encourage property buyers to choose property using relatively less fossil energy - either through integrated renewable energy generation or the buildings energy efficiency.

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