New Energy Performance in Buildings Directive comes into force on 9 July 2018
The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844 has today been published in the EU Official Journal (L156) and will enter into force as of 9 July 2018. EU countries will have to transpose the new elements of the Directive into national law within 20 months. The new Directive has huge potential for efficiency gains in the EU building sector, the largest single energy consumer in Europe. It includes measures that will accelerate the rate of building renovation towards more energy efficient systems and strengthen the energy performance of new buildings, making them smarter.
This is the first of the 8 legislative acts in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package to be adopted. The publication follows formal approval by the European Parliament on 17 April and by the Council of Ministers of the EU on 14 May.