Directive on the energy performance of buildings
The Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) is the directive 2002/91/EC (EPBD, 2003) of the European Union on energy efficiency of buildings. The Directive came into force on 4 January 2003 and had to be implemented by the EU Member States at the latest on 4 January 2006. It was inspired by the Kyoto Protocol which commits the EU to reduce CO2 by 8% by 2010, to 5.2% below 1990 levels. The directive came into force on 4 January 2006 and requires member states to comply with Article 7 (Energy Performance Certificates), Article 8 (Inspection of boilers) and Article 9 (Inspection of air conditioning systems) within three years of the inception date, the deadline being 4 January 2009.
EPBD Buildings Platform
The EPBD Buildings Platform had been launched by the European Commission in the frame of the Intelligent Energy – Europe, 2003-2006 programme, as the central resource of information on the EPBD. The Platform comprises databases with publications, events, standards and software tools. Interested organisations or individuals can submit events and publications to the databases. A high number of Information papers are relatively short (typical length of 2 to 8 pages). Their main purpose is to inform a wide range of people of the status of work in a specific area. A helpdesk with list of frequently asked questions and the possibility to ask individual questions.
|UK||Housing Act 2004 and Energy Performance Certificate|
|Ireland||Building energy rating|
- "DIRECTIVE 2002/91/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 16 December 2002 on the energy performance of buildings". Retrieved 2010-05-04.
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