Abstract

The European Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD), which came into force 16 December
2002 to be implemented in the legislation of Member States in 2006, aims to improve the overall energy
efficiency of new buildings and large existing buildings during significant renovation. Because the building
sector being responsible for about 40% of Europe’s total energy consumption, the EPBD is an important
step for the European Union to reach in order that it should achieve the level of saving required by the
Kyoto Agreement; the EU is committed to reduce CO2 emissions by 8 per cent by 2010 relative to the
base year of 1990.
The impact of the EPBD has been quantified in earlier Eurima studies1 for the potential monetary savings,
investments and CO2 savings. All studies were carried out by Ecofys. The basis for the analysis is the

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