International Workshop on Impact, compliance and control of energy legislations

Brussels, Belgium 1 & 2 September 2009

The presentations of the workshop and the country reports are available below.

This workshop, which was the third of a series of four workshops co-organised by AIVC and ASIEPI (see ASIEPI workshops for more information), has focused on the impact, compliance and control of energy legislations. It has included a series of well structured country presentations, the view of various European associations, synthesis presentations and a panel discussion. More specifically, the workshop has focused on the following issues :

  • Evaluation of impact of national EPBD implementation on severity of requirements
  • Overview to what extent the implementation of the EPBD by the individual MS did result in more severe requirements in terms of energy efficiency and indoor climate specifications AND whether there is/has been a widening of the type of requirements (other buildings, more global requirements, indoor climate requirements, …)
  • Evaluation of handling of compliance and control in the different member states
  • Overview about the direct and indirect market mechanisms contributing to respect of the regulations for new and existing buildings (excluding inspection issues):
    • Direct market mechanisms: e.g. handling of control by the responsible authority, inspections organised by the energy agencies of the MS, possibility (and use) of sanctions by government in case of non-compliance, …
    • Indirect market mechanisms: e.g. in some countries the market is organised as such that the role of specialised consultancy firms is important, that the large size of projects results in a better compliance, in other countries may the requirements by insurance companies result in more attention for energy regulations, also financial schemes (subsidies, fiscal deduction,…) may stimulate a better compliance,…

Based on a collection of information from the ASIEPI partners, pros and cons of the different approaches hace been presented. This evaluation could be a major reference for the EC and MS when evaluating possibilities (and barriers) for obtaining better compliance with regulations.


Disclaimer: These presentations reflect the view of the persons/institutions that have prepared them, but might be not in line with the official position of the Member States.

You may download all 14 country reports and 4 synthesis reports in one single file from (4.48MB), or look for the one that interests you in the table below.




General welcome INIVE – Presentation of AIVC & ASIEPI by P. Wouters, INIVE



Proof of Performance: Supporting the quest for efficient and effective compliance by A.-G. Sutherland, EACI



Objectives of the workshop by A. Panek, NAPE



The EPBD Concerted Action by E. Maldonado, ADENE



Country presentations



Belgium by A. Tilmans, BBRI



Netherlands by M. Spiekman, TNO



Greece by M. Santamouris, M. Papaglastra, NKUA



Germany by H. Erhorn, H. Erhorn-Kluttig, Fraunhofer IBP



Norway by P. Schild, SINTEF



Portugal by P. Santos, ADENE



Italy by M. Zinzi, G. Fasano, M. Citterio, ENEA



Spain by J.L. Molina, AICIA



Poland by A. Panek, M. Popiolek, NAPE



Finland by J. Shemeikka, M. Haakana, VTT



Denmark by K. Engelund Thomsen, S. Aggerholm, SBi



France by R. Carrié, G. Guyot, W. Lecointre, CETE de Lyon



Czech Republic by J. Pejter, ENVIROS s.r.o.



Hungary by A. Zöld, Budapest University of Technology and Economics



Lithuania by R. Bliudzius, Institute of Architecture and Construction of Kaunas
University of Technology



Industry point of vieuw



EURIMA by R. Bowie



ES-SO by D. Dolmans



EuroACE by K.E. Eriksen



REHVA by M. Virta



Lessons learned from country status reviews (synthesis)



Evaluation of EPBD impact on requirements by M. Papaglastra, NKUA



Evaluation of compliance and control in Member States by H. Lahmidi, CSTB



Barriers and good practice examples by M. Papaglastra, NKUA



Interesting approaches and bottlenecks by M. Spiekman, B. Poel, L. van den Brink, TNO




Last update: 11-06-2010