EED - Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

This will occur in a two-step approach: As a first step, the evaluation will assess the existing framework of the Directive since its entry into force in 2012, except for those elements already revised in 2018.  
Post date: 22 Dec 2020
Type: News

SPEEDIER organises its first virtual training event on energy efficiency management for SMEs   • Over two, half-day sessions, participants will be trained on the SPEEDIER Service: a new approach to selling energy audits and energy efficiency advice to SMEs • The event will be hosted online on December 2 and 3 from 10 to 12:30 (CET).  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: Event

These three sister initiatives, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will present their knowledge acquired to date in terms of energy efficiency. The 4th sister project INNOVEAS will also participate as attendee. In the workshop, to be carried out online, participants will learn more about the innovative capacity building training approach developed by these projects, while they will be enabled to provide their feedback, sharing needs, and points of view.  
Post date: 29 Sep 2020
Type: Event

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings therefore has a key role to play in achieving the ambitious goal of carbon-neutrality by 2050, set out in the European Green Deal.  
Post date: 24 Feb 2020
Type: News

This report highlights the activities and most recent successes of the Concerted Action for the effective implementation of the EED across all 28 Member States, plus Norway.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The EU Energy Efficiency Directive requires Member States to submit long-term strategies for mobilising investment in the renovation of building stock within their National Energy Efficiency Plans. Recent changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) require the adoption of long-term renovation strategies as part of the National Energy and Climate Plans. The amended EPBD shows a clearer path towards achieving low- and zero-emission building stock in the EU by 2050, underpinned by national roadmaps and public and private investment.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2020
Type: News

The Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU, EED), adopted in 2012, in its Article 4, requires EU Member States (MS) to establish a long-term strategy for mobilising investment in the renovation of the national stock of residential and commercial buildings, both public and private.  
Post date: 18 Dec 2019
Type: Publication

The EU has now at its disposal a new set of energy legislation, as well as targets to be met until 2030.For energy efficiency, an EU 2030 headline target of at least 32.5% was set in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).  
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Based on Commission proposals published in November 2016, the Clean energy for all Europeans package consists of eight legislative acts. After political agreement by the Council and the European Parliament in 2018 and early 2019, these acts are expected to enter into force by summer 2019, although EU countries have 1-2 years to transpose the new directives into national law.  
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

By the end of 2019, Member States are required to notify their policies and measures and explain how they add up to meeting the energy savings requirement set out by Article 7, as part of their integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Over the period from 2021 to 2030, the total amount of energy to be saved in the EU under Article 7 equates to more than three times the annual energy consumption of France, meaning that it will be a key contribution to meeting the EU 32.5% energy efficiency target and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
Type: Publication