In December 2006, the Netherlands introduced a new tool for inspection-based advice on air-conditioning and heating installations, called the Installatie Performance Scan. It was developed as part of the implementation of the EPBD in the Netherlands. With this tool (a software and a document), the installer or consulting engineer scans the energy efficiency of the heating and cooling equipment. Depending on the characteristics of the installation, the tool gives a list of items that have to be inspected. After filling in the results in the Installatie Performance Scan, the tool generates a standardised advice. The scope of the Installatie Performance Scan is central heating and air-conditioning systems in non-residential buildings and community heating in residential buildings.