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Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: introductory guide to the recast EPBD-2 (RR6)

Overview

Energy Performance of Buildings Directives (EPBDs) aim to reduce energy consumption in both the residential and non-domestic sectors by raising awareness of energy use and mandating minimum standards. It seems likely that the directives will lead to substantial increases in investment in energy efficiency measures for relevant buildings. This report introduces the EPBD 2 and implications for the UK. Compares with the Articles in EPBD 1.

Summary of content

This NHBC Foundation report on EPBD 2 comprises:

  • Key features of EPBD 2 and list of Articles
  • EPBD requirements for new homes
  • Alignment with UK Zero Carbon homes policy in 2011
  • Requirements for non-domestic buildings
  • Application to existing buildings
  • Inspection requirements
  • Appendix of EPBD 1 Articles