Evaluation of compliance and control in different Member States

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Requirement levels are an important instrument to improve the energy efficiency of the building stock, but it is definitely not enough. With no compliance, the energy efficiency of the building stock will not improve. In the framework of the ASIEPI project, funded by the Community’s Intelligent Energy Europe programme, a study has been set up to collect information on compliance and control of energy performance legislation in the Member States. This paper presents the synthesis of results.

To achieve compliance with the EP-requirements, the responsibilities of the various actors are defined in the EPB-regulations of each country. While some variations exist the procedures are similar. It varies from the simple check of completeness of documents to a random check at the
construction site or both of them. In general, controls are handled in the following way. They are performed by state or federal employees who are allowed to visit any building during the construction or after its termination. Control campaigns are systematic in Danemark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium (Flanders) and Norway. It is based on analysis of plans, specifications, or/and calculations. In Norway and Belgium (Flanders), energy performance declaration are generally submitted and checked electronically. In Belgium (Flanders), complementary to the systematic control, autorities execute a second control based on random.

Information Paper P179 of ASIEPI European project