While the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) imposes Member States (MS) to set requirements, it does not specify the severity of those requirements, nor the measures to be taken to control implementation. Consequently, MS can fulfil the requirements of articles 4 through 6 of the EPBD (minimum energy performance requirements for new and renovated buildings) without increasing the existing levels of requirements and without carrying out any kind of control. The main goal of this task of the European project ASIEPI was to provide a good view about the impact of the present EPBD on the requirements and how MS deal with the respect of requirements.
Compliance and control are essential parts of successfully implementing the EPBD. The main recommendations and findings from reports collected vary significantly regarding EPBD implementation, the large potential for further savings, the needs for infringement procedures by the European Commission, the importance of an integrated approach to buildings and their systems, support for innovative technologies, the necessity of investment in awareness and motivation actions.
The publication is a Summary report prepared in the framework of ASIEPI project.