EPBD Recast: An Assessment
eceee <ul><li>independent NGO </li></ul><ul><li>mission to promote energy efficiency in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>technical...
Context <ul><li>“ The Commission will propose expanding the scope of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive substan...
Overview: what is good <ul><li>EPBD recast proposal includes: </li></ul><ul><li>dropping of the 1,000m 2  threshold for ma...
Overview: what still needed <ul><li>EPBD recast should require Member States to: </li></ul><ul><li>set a timeframe for whe...
Article 2: Definitions <ul><li>“ Major renovation ” </li></ul><ul><li>defined at 25% of building cost or 25% of building e...
Article 7: Existing Buildings <ul><li>welcome removal of 1,000m 2  threshold for major renovation to trigger energy effici...
Article 8: Technical Building Systems <ul><li>welcome setting of minimum requirements for as-installed systems </li></ul><...
Article 9: Low-Zero Energy/Carbon Buildings <ul><li>welcome plans for low-zero energy / carbon for newbuild and existing <...
Article 10: Energy Performance Certificates <ul><li>welcome information on steps to be taken to implement recommendations ...
Article 10: Energy Performance Certificates (cont) <ul><li>EPCs alone are just pieces of paper </li></ul><ul><li>often sup...
Article 11: Issuing of Energy Performance Certificates <ul><li>welcome all buildings >250m 2  occupied by public authoriti...
Article 12: Display of EPCs <ul><li>welcome reduction of 1,000m 2  to 250m 2  for public authorities to display EPC </li><...
Article 17: Independent Control System <ul><li>welcome independent control systems for EPCs, boiler and A/C inspections </...
Article 18: Review <ul><li>for effective review, need robust monitoring and reporting mechanisms, consistent with Energy S...
Article 19: Information <ul><li>welcome provision of general information to recipients of EPCs </li></ul><ul><li>need well...
Article 22: Penalties <ul><li>welcome proportionate, dissuasive penalties for infringements </li></ul><ul><li>need to link...
Article 25: Entry into Force <ul><li>need to maintain policy momentum </li></ul><ul><li>need to give early, clear framewor...
Summary <ul><li>recast addresses a lot of shortcomings of original directive </li></ul><ul><li>need to ensure it is clear ...
eceee can help through: <ul><li>staging events on specific issues </li></ul><ul><li>producing research </li></ul><ul><li>c...
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  1. 1. EPBD Recast: An Assessment
  2. 2. eceee <ul><li>independent NGO </li></ul><ul><li>mission to promote energy efficiency in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>technical and policy expertise </li></ul><ul><li>membership from across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>seminars, conferences, position papers, research publications </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context <ul><li>“ The Commission will propose expanding the scope of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive substantially in 2009, after its complete implementation. It will also propose EU minimum performance requirements for new and renovated buildings (kWh/m2). For new buildings, the Commission will also by the end of 2008 develop a strategy for very low energy or passive houses in dialogue with Member States and key stakeholders towards more wide-spread deployment of these houses by 2015. The Commission will set a good example by leading the way, as far as its own buildings are concerned.” </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plan for Energy Efficiency: Realising the Potential, COM(2006)545 final </li></ul><ul><li>October 19, 2006 Priority Action 2 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview: what is good <ul><li>EPBD recast proposal includes: </li></ul><ul><li>dropping of the 1,000m 2 threshold for major refurbishment </li></ul><ul><li>clarification of &quot;buildings frequently visited by the public&quot; for a display Energy Performance Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>requirement for effective control systems and penalties for non-compliance </li></ul><ul><li>requirement to draw up national plans for increasing the number of low/zero energy and carbon buildings </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overview: what still needed <ul><li>EPBD recast should require Member States to: </li></ul><ul><li>set a timeframe for when all new buildings are net zero-energy/carbon </li></ul><ul><li>set a timeframe for when all existing buildings meet appropriate low-energy standards </li></ul><ul><li>include social cost of carbon and opportunity cost of inaction under &quot;cost-optimal&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>introduce tough minimum performance requirements for components and systems </li></ul><ul><li>introduce mechanisms to support action on the back of EPBD requirements </li></ul><ul><li>introduce information and awareness campaigns to help EPBD requirements to take off </li></ul><ul><li>monitor and verify energy and carbon savings arising (Energy Services Directive methodology) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Article 2: Definitions <ul><li>“ Major renovation ” </li></ul><ul><li>defined at 25% of building cost or 25% of building envelope </li></ul><ul><li>intuitively should be lower, c. 10% </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cost-optimal ” </li></ul><ul><li>takes into account life-cycle cost </li></ul><ul><li>needs to include social cost of carbon </li></ul><ul><li>needs to include opportunity cost of inaction </li></ul>
  7. 7. Article 7: Existing Buildings <ul><li>welcome removal of 1,000m 2 threshold for major renovation to trigger energy efficiency improvements </li></ul><ul><li>need mandatory EPC before approval of works, for clear energy efficiency recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>need investment in monitoring and enforcement systems to ensure that such a mechanism is effective </li></ul>
  8. 8. Article 8: Technical Building Systems <ul><li>welcome setting of minimum requirements for as-installed systems </li></ul><ul><li>needs to include all relevant components, e.g: windows </li></ul><ul><li>needs to require “good practice” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Article 9: Low-Zero Energy/Carbon Buildings <ul><li>welcome plans for low-zero energy / carbon for newbuild and existing </li></ul><ul><li>need targets to represent a significant proportion of the building stock </li></ul><ul><li>need public authority buildings to be low-energy / carbon by 2015 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Article 10: Energy Performance Certificates <ul><li>welcome information on steps to be taken to implement recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>welcome recommendations for measures at marginal cost under renovation </li></ul><ul><li>validity of EPC should be reduced from 10 years to max. 5 years (energy cost variations, changes in benchmarking) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Article 10: Energy Performance Certificates (cont) <ul><li>EPCs alone are just pieces of paper </li></ul><ul><li>often support schemes exist from other Government ministries, not joined up </li></ul><ul><li>need mechanisms to support and encourage action on the back of EPBD requirements, in particular EPCs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Article 11: Issuing of Energy Performance Certificates <ul><li>welcome all buildings >250m 2 occupied by public authorities to have EPC </li></ul><ul><li>need “public authorities” to include organisations in receipt of public funding </li></ul>
  13. 13. Article 12: Display of EPCs <ul><li>welcome reduction of 1,000m 2 to 250m 2 for public authorities to display EPC </li></ul><ul><li>welcome buildings “frequently visited by the public” to display EPC </li></ul><ul><li>need to reduce the 250m 2 threshold for this, e.g: do not exclude small retailers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Article 17: Independent Control System <ul><li>welcome independent control systems for EPCs, boiler and A/C inspections </li></ul><ul><li>need statistically significant independent verification at all levels, incl. on-site </li></ul><ul><li>need EPCs and inspection reports to be made available to authorities for purposes of mapping and targeting </li></ul><ul><li>need robust monitoring mechanisms for the energy and carbon savings that result (Art. 18) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Article 18: Review <ul><li>for effective review, need robust monitoring and reporting mechanisms, consistent with Energy Services Directive </li></ul><ul><li>need linkage of EPBD requirements to support schemes (Art. 10) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Article 19: Information <ul><li>welcome provision of general information to recipients of EPCs </li></ul><ul><li>need well-resourced information campaigns, to create demand and sensitise prospective recipients </li></ul>
  17. 17. Article 22: Penalties <ul><li>welcome proportionate, dissuasive penalties for infringements </li></ul><ul><li>need to link with investment in effective monitoring mechanisms (Art. 7) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Article 25: Entry into Force <ul><li>need to maintain policy momentum </li></ul><ul><li>need to give early, clear framework for MSs still needing to implement EPBD-1 </li></ul><ul><li>need adoption by end-2009 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Summary <ul><li>recast addresses a lot of shortcomings of original directive </li></ul><ul><li>need to ensure it is clear and tough, to avoid a repeat of ambiguities </li></ul><ul><li>need early adoption 2009, so we can get on with it! </li></ul>
  20. 20. eceee can help through: <ul><li>staging events on specific issues </li></ul><ul><li>producing research </li></ul><ul><li>consulting expert membership </li></ul><ul><li>publicity on benefits </li></ul><ul><li>direct expert advice </li></ul><ul><li>debate at Summer Study 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>www.eceee.org </li></ul>

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