Energy Performance of Buildings
Directive (EPBD)

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is considered the main piece of legislation that supports and regulates the development of energy efficient buildings. Also known as "the EU green building legislation", EPBD started to be transposed in the national legislation of most Member States in 2006. Since it is very comprehensive, it is also difficult to fully implement and to acquire a common position at the EU level.

The directive is designed to promote the energy performance of buildings in the Member States through the following measures:


The introduction of a framework for an integrated methodology for measuring the energy performance of buildings;


The energy certification and advice for new and existing buildings; and
The inspection and assessment of boilers and heating/cooling systems.


Visionary companies interest in developing capabilities to excel in the construction and related industries and generate sustained profits;

Read here about the harmonisation of the EPBD in the National Legislation in Romania.

Find out about the EPBD Recast.