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Good practices in energy efficiency - Commission Staff Working Document

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Accompanying the document Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency


This Staff Working Document, presenting good practices in energy efficiency in the European Union, accompanies the Proposal for a revised Energy Efficiency Directive, which is included in the European Commission's new Clean Energy package, released on 30 November 2016.


More specifically, the document presents capacity building activities and good practice derived from policy implementation, technology development and investment in energy efficiency across different sectors and throughout all EU Member States (MS).


Projects carried out under the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency calls, the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme, and the European Structural and Investment Funds programmes have produced many examples of good practice at national, regional and local level. In the building sector, for instance, many Horizon 2020 and IEE projects have important results to demonstrate in terms of building energy efficiency and performance, especially in the renovation field (including the projects ODYSEE-MURE, BUILD UPON, EPISCOPE, NeZeR, ZEBRA2020, Transition Zero, BEEM UP - Energy Efficiency for Massive market Uptake, Total Concept, COHERENO, STEP-2-SPORT etc.)


The large body of evidence for this document on successful policies and measures was provided among others by: Concerted Actions on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the ODYSEE-MURE project, which developed databases on energy efficiency measures and policies across the EU; and the EEW3 project, which produced 10 specific case studies of good policy practice carried out by Member States providing market feedback from experts, business stakeholders, and local and regional actors.



For further information, please visit the relevant European Commission webpages at the links below.


In March 2017, the final document which was based on these Staff Working Documents was published. See the relevant BUILD UP Publication.