EPBD - Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU)

Over the last 10 years, the importance of energy efficiency in European policy has steadily increased. Today, energy efficiency is a key element on the EU’s political agenda. Policy makers are progressively recognising energy efficiency as a suitable means to address the triple challenge of economic recovery, energy dependency and climate change. Starting in 2006, Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW) projects accompanied this process.
Post date: 17 Mar 2017
Type: Event

On last REHVA journal, Jaap Hogeling has announced that the series of 17 EN-ISO Energy Performance Buildings (EPB) standards and 29 EPB EN-standards passed the Final Vote last week of January 2017 and will soon be published.   This set of EPB standards will be the basis for the Energy Performance Buildings assessment in Europe.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2017
Type: Note

As part of the proposals released by the European Commission on November 30 2016, the introduction of a ‘smartness indicator’ is foreseen.   With respect to the features of this smartness indicator, the following description is provided:   A smartness indicator will reflect the ability of buildings to:  
Post date: 1 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

A reasoned opinion   The European Commission has requested Latvia to correctly transpose all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) into national law.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2017
Type: News

Assessing the European Union’s energy efficiency policy: Will the winter package deliver on ‘Efficiency First’?  
Post date: 16 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

The European Commission aims to encourage a more effective use of public funds, help project developers bring good project ideas to maturity, and make the energy efficiency market more trusted and attractive for all stakeholders through the “Smart Finance for Smart Buildings” investment initiative.  
Post date: 2 Feb 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Promoting healthy and energy efficient buildings in the European Union: National implementation of related requirements of the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU)   EU Member States have been developing policies and measures to generally reduce the actual energy use of their buildings. Member States are called to properly implement and enforce the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive recast (2010/31/EU) without compromising the comfort, health and productivity of their occupants.  
Post date: 30 Jan 2017
Type: Publication

The European Commission complements the measures it is taking to reach its 2030 targets with the “Smart Finance for Smart Buildings” investment initiative. It aims to encourage a more effective use of public funds, help project developers bring good project ideas to maturity, and make the energy efficiency market more trusted and attractive for all stakeholders.  
Post date: 16 Jan 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

The 4th QUALICHeCK Conference, the final one under the QUALICHeCK Project, will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 21 February 2017 at the BBRI Brussels Meeting Centre, Boulevard Poincaré 79, 1060 Brussels (please note the final location).   The Conference will:  
Post date: 16 Jan 2017
Type: Event

On 30 November 2016 the European Commission published the Clean Energy Package, a 1000-page legislative proposal with the threefold goal of putting energy efficiency first, promoting the European Union’s global leadership in renewable energy, and placing the consumer at the heart of the energy system.  
Post date: 11 Jan 2017
Type: News