Policy brief – Chancen aus der EPBD für das Gebäudeenergiegesetz 2019

This policy brief, available only in German, evaluates the draft law of the German “Energy in Buildings Act” and its compatibility with the amended EPBD.

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018. This Policy Brief “Opportunities brought by the EPBD for the German Building Energy Act” shows the benefits of already implementing the most recent amendments of the Directive into national law.

The draft law does neither include ambitious nearly-Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standards, measures regarding the long-term renovation strategies nor a reference to the smart readiness of buildings. The new act should contribute to a consistent regulatory framework for a nearly-zero carbon building stock in 2050 and be in line with other ongoing national policy making processes in 2019 (Climate Action Law, National Energy and Climate Plan including the long-term renovation strategies).

The new Act should contribute to a consistent regulatory framework for a nearly-zero carbon building stock in 2050 and be in line with other ongoing national policy-making processes in 2019 (Climate Action Law, National Energy and Climate Plan including the long-term renovation strategies).

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