Sélecteur de langues
Brussels, 27 June 2007
The Directive, which should have been implemented by 4 January 2006, requires Member States to establish minimum energy performance standards and energy performance certification schemes for buildings, as well as ensuring that heating and air conditioning installations are regularly inspected to enable performance improvements.
The full and timely implementation of the directive could mean a cost-effective energy saving of 28% in the buildings sector, which is responsible for 40% of Europe's total energy consumption. This potential saving would thus account for more than 10% of Europe's total energy consumption. In the EU's recent Energy Policy for Europe proposal, a target carbon dioxide reduction of 20% and energy saving amounting to 20% by 2020 was set. Contacts: