The final electronic version of the Concerted Action EPBD book “Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring country reports 2012” is now made available under a new ISBN number. This new version replaces and is an update of the provisional pdf released in June 2013; it contains active hyperlinks and some final adjustments in formatting, as well as correction/update of some of the hyperlinks.
In addition, the country implementation and thematic reports contained in the book are also released individually.
The 31 Concerted Action EPBD national implementation reports for 2012 can be found under the respective Country Information pages of the Concerted Action EPBD website. The reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, including:
- the history of the legal status of the transposition of the EPBD (Directive 2002/91/EC) and the EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EC);
- the evolution of minimum energy efficiency requirements over time, starting before the EPBD, showing the impacts of both the EPBD and its recast, and expectations, if available, for the 2020 NZEB target, for new and existing, residential and non-residential buildings;
- the detailed energy performance requirements for all building categories at the end of 2012;
- the functioning of the certification market, including the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) formats and their main contents, building classes, how EPCs are issued, their use in advertisements, sales and rental contracts, required qualifications and training for Qualified Experts (QE), information about the numbers of QEs and issued EPCs, as well as provisions for quality control;
- the status of certification of public buildings;
- the status of inspections of boilers, heating and air-conditioning (AC) systems, required qualifications and training for inspectors, information about the numbers of inspectors and inspections, as well as provisions for quality control and compliance, or what has been done in terms of alternative measures that, according to the EPBD, may replace mandatory inspections; and
- an overview of the next steps for transformation of the building stock to improved energy performance levels.
The Concerted Action EPBD Core Theme reports 2012, are available under Outcomes 2011-2015. They present an Overview and Outcomes for each one of the major topics covered by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), as reported by the Concerted Action EPBD participant organisations:
- Training Experts
- Energy performance requirements using the Cost-optimal methodology
- Towards 2020 – Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings
- Compliance and Control
- Effectiveness of Support Initiatives