Compliance and Control – Overview and Outcomes August 2015, Concerted Action EPBD

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This report provides information, statistics, outcomes and conclusions of the discussions that took place from 2011 to 2015 under the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD, on the issue of national approaches to compliance and control.


The discussions within the Concerted Action EPBD (CA EPBD) focused mostly on compliance with the energy performance requirements and control of the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). As Member States (MSs) implemented the EPBD, experience of enforcing energy performance requirements and of EPC quality control has grown significantly, but it seems that there are still quite a few substantial challenges preventing the EPBD from being fully implemented and thus acheiving its goals.


Compliance and control issues for inspections have also been addressed. Fourteen countries opted to replace heating system inspections with alternative measures, while seven countries did the same for AC systems, therefore, issues of compliance and control of inspections and inspectors do not apply in those cases. The other countries have, by the end of 2014, already implemented a working approach to monitor and ensure the quality of inspections of heating and cooling systems (sixteen MSs implemented an inspection approach for controlling heating systems and twenty‐one for cooling systems). However, not all of them have yet established an active control system for inspectors and/or for inspections and reports.


The CA EPBD is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union. The content of this report is included in the book “2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Featuring Country Reports”, ISBN 978‐972‐8646‐32‐5, © ADENE 2015, which is available at and