Energy

Central government buildings

Central government buildings

The Energy Efficiency Directive sets out energy savings requirements for central government buildings of EU countries. National plans (long-term renovation strategies) to be established for countries’ overall building stock, formerly an obligation under the Energy Efficiency Directive, are now an obligation under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

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:

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 table:

The measures are part of the national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAPs) and were submitted by EU countries in 2013 and 2014.

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EU Member State
Alternative measures
Austria

de  | en

Belgium

fr | nl

Bulgaria

bg/en

Croatia

hr /en

Cyprus

el/en

Czechia

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