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On 15 December 2021, the European Commission published a proposed revision of the directive on the energy performance of buildings (COM(2021) 802 final). With this proposal the Commission aims to upgrade the existing regulatory framework to reflect higher ambitions and more pressing needs in climate and social action, while providing EU countries with the flexibility needed to take into account the differences in the building stock across Europe. It also sets out how Europe can achieve a zero-emission and fully decarbonised building stock by 2050. The final directive is expected in 2023. More information at:,and%20to%20increase%20building%20renovations...

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: