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EC issues guidance on implementation of revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Thursday, May 16, 2019


The Recommendations aim to clarify how Member States should implement the revised building renovation component of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), to ensure that transposition does not alter the legal effects of the Directive.

The EC published Recommendations on how EU Member States should implement the revised building renovation component of the EPBD, thereby responding to requests for clarifications from Member States as they embark upon the process of transposing the new and revised provisions into their respective national laws.

Member States must now adopt national long-term renovation strategies with a solid finance component to ensure existing buildings are renovated to meet high energy efficiency standards, as well as to decarbonise buildings in a cost-effective manner. The aim of these Recommendations is to ensure that transposition does not alter the legal effects of the Directive.

A second EC Recommendation will cover new and revised EPBD provisions related to building modernisation, including automation and controls, e-mobility and inspections.

The EPBD, which entered into force on 09 July 2018, was the first dossier to be adopted in the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package. Member States have until 10 March 2020 to transpose the EU legislation into national law.