A CEPI Guide to the Energy Efficiency Directive

CEPI has prepared a guide to assist property professionals and professional associations in monitoring the implementation of the European Energy Efficiency Directive.
It refers to points which are likely to be of practical importance. How this Directive is implemented in different countries will be very important. There are measures which will have an impact on the work of property professionals.

On 25 October 2012, the EU adopted Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency. This Directive establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency within the Union in order to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2020 20 % headline target on energy efficiency and to pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date. It lays down rules designed to remove barriers in the energy market and overcome market failures that impede efficiency in the supply and use of energy, and provides for the establishment of indicative national energy efficiency targets for 2020.

The Directive should lead to increased business opportunities and jobs in the field of energy efficiency. However in order to do so it needs to be correctly and fully implemented in the different Member States.

It is also important to remember that there are now several other European directives in the field of energy efficiency which impact on the building sector. These are listed for reference in Annex I to the guide. Additional sources of information are listed in Annex II.

To see the guide, click here .