Minimum energy performance requirements

Yes and No:   YES: There is in article 2 of the EPBD Recast (Directive 2010/31/2U) a European definition of 'nearly zero-energy buildings: ‘nearly zero-energy building’ (NZEB) means a building that has a very high energy performance, as determined in accordance with Annex I. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby.  
Post date: 1 Jul 2016
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Post date: 26 Mar 2010
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Type: Case

Further information on communities' energy performance requirements can be found (in German) at the following links.
Post date: 12 Jan 2010
Type: News

Alternative measures include additional insulation of the building envelope. With the renewable heat act for renovations the responsible Minister for the Environment, Tanja Gönner, is expecting an impulse for the renewable energy industry, but also for building renovation.
Post date: 12 Jan 2010
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Post date: 18 Dec 2009
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Post date: 23 Nov 2009
Type: Event

What we did As the setting for everyday life, the spaces are designed to emphasize and enhance the identity of the institution, and challenge the children’s senses. The compact form is chosen in order to optimise the interior and reduce unnecessary corridors (unusable for anything but circulation), as well as to minimise energy consumption. Why we did it
Post date: 18 Sep 2009
Type: Case