Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (recast)—snapshot
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (recast)—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (recast)—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • What is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU (recast)?
  • Revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EU) 2018/844
  • Methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings
  • Long-term renovation strategy
  • Minimum energy performance requirements
  • New buildings
  • Existing buildings
  • Technical building systems, electromobility and smart readiness indicator
  • more

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

What is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2010/31/EU (recast)?

Title Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings (recast)
Entry into force 8 July 2010
Deadline for transposition Member States shall adopt and publish, by 9 July 2012, laws necessary to comply with arts 2 to 18, and with arts 20 and 27. Member States shall apply those provisions as far as arts 2–3, 9, 11–13, 17–18, 20 and 27 are concerned, from 9 January 2013. Member States shall apply those provisions as far as arts 4–8, 14–16 are concerned, to buildings occupied by the public authorities from 9 January 2013 at the latest and to other