Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:International, National
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Existing buildings, Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Building Code>Energy performance, Residential Appliances>Space cooling, Residential Appliances>Space heating, Lighting, Residential Appliances>Ventilation, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential
Agency:National Board of Housing, Building and Planning
Legal References:A National Programme for Energy Efficiency and Energy-smart Construction (2005/06:145)
Enforcement:Regular Inspections

The EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive’s (EPBD) (2002/91/EC, recast 2010/31/EU) principal objectives are to promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the EU through cost effective measures.  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 and ventilation.

The react directive also requires all new buildings to be nearly-zero energy buildings after 2010, although after 2018 all premises used by the public sector should be nearly-zero energy buildings.

Certifications can be conducted and issued only by accredited and qualified inspectors.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Buildings, Mandatory building codes and MEPS, Buildings

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