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

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." (

      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      Implementation state Superseded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
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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