Directive (EU) 2018/844 amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency
This Directive aims to accelerate the cost-effective renovation of existing buildings and aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They set out requirements for Member States.
Member States are required to establish stronger long-term renovation strategies to support the renovation of existing national building stock into highly energy efficient and decarbonised buildings by 2050.
Member States must require new buildings, where technically and economically feasible, to be equipped with self-regulating devices e.g. thermostatic radiator valves for the separate regulation of the temperature in each room/heat zone of the building unit. In existing buildings, this requirement shall apply when heat generators are replaced.
There is a new requirement for cabling infrastructure to be installed in parking spaces to enable the installation at a later stage of recharging points for electric vehicles, in the car parks of new buildings or existing buildings undergoing major renovation works.
Member States must lay down measures to establish regular inspections of accessible parts of:
heating systems with an effective rated output over 70kW rather than the previous 20Kw; and
air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 70kW rather than the previous 12 kW.
Member States must lay down requirements to ensure that, where technically and economically feasible, non-residential buildings with an effective rated output for heating systems or systems for combined space heating and ventilation of over 290kW are equipped with building automation and control systems by 2025.
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