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Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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State of play

The European Commission published a proposal for a recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on 15 December 2021. The Council adopted its negotiating position in October 2022; the Parliament on 14 March 2023.

The co-legislators reached a provisional agreement on 07 December 2023. The EPBD recast sets higher performance standards for new buildings and stricter targets to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings. It includes focus on lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and the phaseout of fossil fuels.

Final adoption by the co-legislators and publication is expected in early 2024.

06 June 2024
With the EPBD approved and published, the European Commission is now working on guidance documents for transposition and implementation.
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09 May 2024
On Wednesday 8 May 2024, the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2024/1275 was published in the Official Journal of the EU.
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12 March 2024
The European Parliament approved the EPBD at its plenary sitting in Strasbourg on 12 March, with 370 votes in favour, 199 against, and 46 abstentions. The last hurdle for the EPBD recast is approval by the Member States in April....
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14 December 2023
On 7 December, European Parliament and European Council negotiators reached a political agreement on the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
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21 November 2023
After the trilogues of 6 June and 31 August, the latest negotiations on the recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) on 12 October resulted in partial agreement. The next round is expected to conclude the file.
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01 September 2023
Technical trilogues on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) were held in July between Parliament, Council and Commission. The focus was on the scope of the Directive, one of the key questions being whether the EPBD should deal with important co-benefits su...
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15 February 2023
After significant delays, the ITRE committee has finally adopted its report on the EPBD recast on 9 February 2023.
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05 December 2022
The Parliament’s ENVI committee published its final opinion on the EPBD on 28 November 2022.
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2012-11-07 – Energy efficiency investment potential of buildings
2012-11-07 – Local investments in energy efficiency of builidngs – Case studies
2012-11-07 – Local investments in energy efficiency of builidngs – Final report
2013 Financial support for energy efficiency in buildings – COM 2013 225 – Accompanying SWD 2013 143
2013 Financial support for energy efficiency in buildings – COM 2013 225
2014 – Financing building energy renovations
2014 – Technical guidance on financing the energy renovation of buildings with cohesion Policy Funding
2014-11-26 – Market study on voluntary common EPC scheme – Final report
2016 – First assessment of national renovation strategies – Synthesis report
2016 – Support for setting up the EU BSO
2017 – Promoting healthy and highly energy performing buildings in the European Union
2019 – Accelerating energy renovation investments in buildings
2019 – Second JRC assessment of national renovation strategies – Final report
2019-11 – Comprehensive study on the uptake of NZEB in the EU – Final report
2020-05 – Technical study on optional Building Renovation Passports – Final report
2020-05-25 – Promoting healthy and highly energy performing buildings in the European Union
2020-06 – Technical support to the development of a Smart Readiness Indicator – Final report
2020-06 – Technical support to the development of a Smart Readiness Indicator – Summary
2021 – Study on Progress of Member States in implementing the EPBD
2021-06-09 – Technical assistance for optimal performance of technical building systems – Second interim report
2021-07 – Study on circular economy principles for building design
2023-03-15 – Transition Pathway Construction
2023-06 – Study on circular approaches in construction industry ecosystem – Annex
2023-06 – Study on circular approaches in construction industry ecosystem – Final report
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