European Commission published second Recommendation to explain the revised EPBD

On June 21, 2019 the European Commission published its second Recommendation (Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/1019 of 7 June 2019 on building modernisation) to explain in more detail how certain provisions of the EPBD should be read and can be best applied in the context of national transposition. The aim in particular is to ensure a uniform understanding across Member States in the preparation of their transposition measures.

The Recommendation deals with subjects in the EPBD which are legally complex, demanding to transpose and have high potential in terms of impact on the energy efficiency of buildings.

The Recommendation focuses on the provisions relating to the modernisation of buildings and concerns Articles 2, 8, 14, 15, and Annex I of the EPBD, which include provisions on technical building systems and their inspections, electromobility, and the calculation of energy performance of buildings.

Provisions in the EPBD dealing with renovation are addressed in a separate Recommendation, published on May 16, 2019 (Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/786 of 8 May 2019 on building renovation). These recommendations include several paragraphs related to the set of EPB standards.

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