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Aiming to ensure a uniform understanding across Member States in the preparation of their transposition measures and effective implementation of the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the European Commission published Recommendations on how EU countries should implement the revised EPBD building renovation provisions into national law. The guidance documents are available at More information at

On 29 July 2016, the European Commission released the Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/1318 on guidelines for the promotion of nearly zero-energy buildings and best practices to ensure that, by 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings. The Commission Recommendation is available at: