What is the legal context for the ongoing review process of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)?

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Article 19 of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, Directive 2010/31/EU) states: “The Commission, assisted by the Committee established by Article 26, shall evaluate this Directive by 1 January 2017 at the latest, in the light of the experience gained and progress made during its application, and, if necessary, make proposals.”


In practice, it means that the Commission has to evaluate the present directive and, if needed, make proposals for modification, whereby the deadline for such proposals is January 1 2017.


These proposals will be discussed by the European Council and the Parliament.