Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings European Union 2010

Name of policy Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings
Jurisdiction Supranational region
Supranational region
Country European Union
Region


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Information and education
    • Performance label
    • Regulatory Instruments
      • Codes and standards
        • Building codes and standards
      • Monitoring
      Sector name
      • Buildings
        • Appliances
        • Heating and cooling
        • Hot water and cooking
      Policy description Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that minimum energy performance requirements for buildings or building units are set with a view to achieving cost-optimal levels.

      "Member States shall ensure that: (a) by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zeroenergy buildings; and (b) after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings." (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2010:153:0013:0035:EN:PDF)

      Policy type
      • Energy efficiency1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Superseded
      Date of decision 2010
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact GHG reduction
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=CELEX:32010L0031
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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