Implementation of EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
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. In parallel, to complement implementation of the EPBD, France has created two building energy efficiency labels respectively "High Energy Performance" (HPE ou Haute Performance énergétique) and "Very High Energy Performance" (THPE ou Trés Haute Performance énergétique). A consumer education campaign to publicizes both.

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