Energy

Buildings under the EED

Buildings under the EED

The Energy Efficiency Directive sets out energy savings requirements for EU countries' buildings. This includes making central government buildings more energy efficient and requiring national plans to be established for renovating overall building stock.

National building renovation strategies

EU countries have drawn up strategies to show how they plan to foster investment in the renovation of residential and commercial buildings. These strategies are part of their National Energy Efficiency Action Plans. They:

  • provide an overview of the country's national building stock
  • identify key policies that the country intends to use to stimulate renovations
  • provide an estimate of the expected energy savings that will result from renovations.
Member State
Article 4 Building Renovation Strategies
Update 2017
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Austria

de

en

de | en

Belgium

See Annex B of each regional NEEAP en

Brussels fr | Wallonia fr | Flanders nl en

See Annex B of each regional EEAP

Bulgaria

See Annex 2 of the NEEAP bg

en

bg | en

Croatia

hr

en

hr | en

See section 3.2.2 of the NEEAP

Cyprus

See chapter 3.2 and Annex F of the NEEAP el

en

el | en See Annex F of the NEEAP | en

Czech Republic

See chapter 3.2.1 of the NEEAP cs

en

cz | en

See Annex 4 of the NEEAP

Denmark

da    annex

en  annex

Annex B of the NEEAP | en | Annex C of the NEEAP | en

Estonia

et

en

et | en

Finland

See Annex 5 of the NEEAP fi

en

fi | en

See Annex 4 of the NEEAP

France

fr

en

fr  | en

Germany

de

en

de | en

See chapter 3.5 of the NEEAP

Greece
el

en

el  | en

Hungary
hu

en

hu | en   en

See section 3.3.1 of the NEEAP

Ireland

en

-

en

Italy

See chapter 3.2.2 of the NEEAP it

en

it

See Annex 1 NEEAP en

Latvia

lv

en

lv | en

Lithuania

lt

en

lt | en

Luxembourg

See chapter 3.2.1 and Annex A of the NEEAP de

en

de | en

Malta

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-

mt

Netherlands

See chapter 3.1.8 of the NEEAP nl

en

nl | en

See Annex II of the NEEAP

Poland

See chapter 3.2.1 of the NEEAP pl

en

pl | en

See Annex 3 of the NEEAP

Portugal
pt

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pt  | en

Romania

ro

en

ro  | en

Slovakia

sk

en

sk |​ en

Slovenia

si

en

si  | en

Spain

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es | en

Sweden

See Annex 3 of the NEEAP sv

en

sv | en

See Annex 5 of the NEEAP

United Kingdom
Gibraltar

See Annex A | Annex B en

en

-

en

See Annex C of the NEEAP

Central Government building renovations

Every year, EU countries are required to renovate at least 3% of the total floor area of buildings owned and occupied by central government. EU countries prepare a public inventory of all central government buildings with a total useful floor area of over 500 m2.

Public building inventories:

Greece el
Cyprus el
Estonia
Latvia

Lithuania | Annex

Luxembourg
Spain es en

EU countries may instead opt for an approach which results in at least an equivalent amount of energy savings. This may include measures such as:

  • behavioual changes such as turning off lights or shutting down equipment when leaving the office
  • so-called deep renovations that go beyond minimum energy performance requirements. In this case, the total floor area renovated in central government buildings annually may be less than 3%.

Alternative measures reported by EU countries:

EU Member State
Alternative measures
Austria

de  | en

Belgium

fr | nl

Bulgaria

bg/en

Croatia

hr /en

Cyprus

el/en

Czech Republic

cs/en

Denmark

da  | en

Estonia

et/en

Finland

fi  | en

France

fr  | en | Annex A

Germany

de  | en

Greece

el | en

Hungary

hu  | en

Ireland

en

Italy

it | en

Latvia

lv/en

Lithuania

lt/en

Luxembourg

fr | en

Malta

en

Netherlands

nl /en | Annex A

Poland

pl /en

Portugal

pt /en

Romania

ro/en

Slovakia

sk /en  | Annex A | Annex B | Annex C

Slovenia

sl/en

Spain

es/en

Sweden

sv /en

United Kingdom

en | Annex A