A joint initiative of the EU Member States and the European Commission, the Concerted Action EPBD was launched in 2005. It involves the national ministries, or affiliated institutions, charged with preparing the technical, legal and administrative framework for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2002/91/EC) and its recast (2010/31/EC), in each country. Aiming to enhance the sharing of information and experiences from national adoption and implementation of this legislation, the original Concerted Action ended successfully in June 2007, having resulted in vital sharing of information to reach common understanding and steps towards harmonised implementation. A second phase, running from December 2007 until November 2010 was launched in face of national delays in implementation of the legislation and challenges due to its scope. The third phase of the action was carried out from 2011 to 2015, to further deepen the knowledge sharing and capacity building across Member States. It was organised around meetings between national teams, regularly bringing together around 120 participants from 29 countries. It was accompanied by other support measures to enhance communication, including a web platform and national update reports.
In this page:
- Effective schemes for energy performance certification of buildings, tailored to national needs
- Appropriate schemes for inspection of boilers and air-conditioning systems
- National Reports describing how the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is being implemented in each of the 28 EU Member States, plus Norway (status in 2011 and 2015)
- A series of Core Theme Reports related to the main challenges of the Directive, describing and analysing the different options available for effective national implementation
- A series of reports on technical topics of broad interest arising from discussions within the action