EPEE published EPBD implementation guidelines

With the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) entering into force in July 2018, the European Union has set rules to push for more efficiency gains in the building sector. As implementation is key, EPEE, representing the heating, cooling and refrigeration industry (HVAC-R) in Europe, has developed implementation guidelines to clarify key aspects of the EPBD, providing details on the measures to be implemented at national level.

These aspects include:

  • Putting in place regular inspection programmes and renovation strategies: these strategies should both incentivize and compel the building owner to realise the recommendations from such inspections, repairing and refurbishing the systems.
  • Using building automation and control: to optimize the energy performance of technical building systems in both residential and non-residential buildings.
  • Implementing European standards: a national approach on standardization, as it currently applied does not reflect the economic context in Europe.
  • Encourage the use of high-efficiency alternative systemsin renovation projects and consider part-load conditions when inspecting HVAC systems.

EPEE has continuously supported the need for an ambitious and correctly implemented EPBD, our members’ technologies have the potential to significantly reduce energy consumption and the impact on climate, limit energy demand and increase energy security in Europe.



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