This evaluation is a direct follow up to the European Commission's Communication on an Energy Union, which foresees a review and possible revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the end of 2016. The results of this evaluation will provide the basis for the Impact Assessment of policy options in the framework of the EPBD review. The evaluation is accompanied by an EU wide public consultation, kicking off during EU Sustainable Energy Week in June 2015 and followed by an open internet-based public consultation.
Further stakeholders opinions will be collected throughout the full review process, including through the organisation of thematic workshops. These workshops will target stakeholders in public authorities, industry and other groups relevant to the specific theme. The existing Committee on Energy Performance of Buildings will play an important role in shaping the outcome of the review process. Member States will also be involved in the process through the EPBD Concerted Action.
The evaluation of the EPBD on the whole since its adoption in 2010 will provide evidence on whether the legislation is fit for purpose and achieving its objectives. An evaluation methodology and detailed evaluation questions will be developed and iteratively refined with input from an external contractor. The evaluation will also consider relevant building related provisions in other pieces of EU legislation, notably the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Directive 2009/28/EC) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU).
To download the report, please visit the relevant European Commission website: http://ec.europa.eu/smart-regulation/roadmaps/docs/2016_ener_023_evaluation_energy_performance_of_buildings_directive_en.pdf