Views sought on EPBD

The European Commission has opened a public consultation to evaluate the effectiveness of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

First published in 2002, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2002/91/EC, EPBD) required all EU members to introduce energy certification schemes for buildings, including inspections of air conditioners and boilers.

The Commission is required to carry out an evaluation of the Directive by the end of 2016. The evaluation should reflect the experience gained and progress made since the adoption of the Directive. If necessary, the Commission should make proposals on the basis of the evaluation …

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