Exemplary role of public buildings under the Energy Efficiency Directive:

Targets for Energy Efficiency Directive, EED

READ all about it: ARTICLE 5

The Directive brings forward legally binding measures to step up Member States’ efforts to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain

The Energy Efficiency Directive establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency within the Union, in order to ensure the achievement of the Union’s 2020 20% headline target on energy efficiency and to pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date.
Read more about Article 5 of the directive : Energy Efficiency Directive (EED, Directive 2012/27/EU) which complements the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD, Directive 2010/31/EU) with respect to the renovation of existing public buildings. While the EPBD sets minimum energy performance requirements for all buildings that undergo major renovation, Article 5 of the EED sets a binding renovation target for public buildings and imposes related obligations.
Opportunities and challenges of the implementation

The current average building energy renovation rate in the EU is below 1%. The raison d’être of EED Article 5 (and the closely related articles 4 and 6) is to boost energy refurbishment in the central government sector, thus showcasing deep renovation of public buildings and inspiring the sub-national government level. Therefore Article 5 is seen as a great opportunity to kick-start the deep energy retrofit market, by NGOs and construction sector organisations advocating energy refurbishment and increased energy performance of the European building stock.

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