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BUILD UP Press Release: New report analyses implementation of EPBD

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Today, 29/04/2016, the Concerted Action EPBD releases its 2016 report "Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports." It analyses and compares implementation of the Directive across the 28 EU Member States and Norway.


The report is built around two parts: part A describes the main accomplishments and remaining challenges on a selection of major topics covered by the EPBD, part B provides a detailed overview of implementation in each country.    


“I welcome this report, which demonstrates again the positive effect of the dialogue and exchange of best practices of implementation of regulations between the Member States”  says S.A.Blok, Dutch Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector, holding the Presidency of the European Union.  


This edition marks the 10th anniversary of building performance requirements in Europe and provides food for thought to the forthcoming Review of the Directive.


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Consuming close to 40% of Europe's energy, the buildings sector has a significant part to play in meeting Europe’s energy and climate targets. has grown to become Europe's principal portal for energy efficiency in buildings, by connecting professionals from the public and private sectors.

BUILD UP provides updates on the latest developments including research, innovation and market uptake projects, EU and national policies, financing and training schemes, and IT tools.


Note to editors:

EPBD The 2010 recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU sets out an ambitious framework to improve the energy performance of Europe's buildings.

The Directive mandates Member States to set performance standards for buildings in the form of energy performance certificates (EPCs) and to ensure that new buildings consume “nearly zero energy” by 2020.



The BUILD UP initiative was established by the European Commission in 2009 to support EU Member States in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

The BUILD UP web portal is intended to reap the benefits of Europe's collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings for all relevant audiences. It brings together practitioners and professional associations while motivating them to exchange best practices and knowledge.

The BUILD UP web portal is aimed at professionals, policymakers and practitioners working in the buildings sector. 

BUILD UP is funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme that is managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) on behalf of the European Commission.

The BUILD UP web portal is managed by the service providers PRACSIS sprl, INIVE EEIG and Sympraxis Team in the frame of a service contract signed with the EASME.


Concerted Action

To enhance the sharing of information and exchange of experiences from national adoption and implementation of this Directive, the European Commission established a joint initiative with representatives of the national implementation bodies: the EPBD Concerted Action. Since 2005, this EPBD Concerted Action  has been the meeting place for national representatives working on the implementation of the EU directive into national measures and policies. Experience shows that the Concerted Action have substantially contributed to a better understanding of the challenges to implement the EPBD in a cost effective way in each of country. Moreover, this exchange has resulted in more convergence in the national approaches towards the implementation.

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