- Publication date
- 24 September 2014
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD 2010/31/EU) concerns the residential and the tertiary sector (offices, public buildings, etc.). Member states must apply minimum requirements as regards the energy performance of new and existing buildings. A common calculation methodology should include all the aspects which determine the final and primary energy consumption of the building. This integrated approach should take into account aspects such as heating and cooling installations, lighting, the position and orientation of the building, heat recovery and the application of renewable energy. The member states are responsible for setting the minimum standards for buildings that are calculated on the basis of the above methodology.