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Directive 2012/27/EU on Energy Efficiency

Article 5

Exemplary role of public bodies' buildings


7. Member States shall encourage public bodies, including at  regional and local level, and social housing bodies governed by public law, with due regard for their respective competences and administrative set-up, to:

(a) adopt an energy efficiency plan, freestanding or as part of a broader climate or environmental plan, containing specific energy saving and efficiency objectives and actions, with a view to following the exemplary role of central government buildings laid down in paragraphs 1, 5 and 6;

(b) put in place an energy management system, including energy audits, as part of the implementation of their plan;

(c) use, where appropriate, energy service companies, and energy performance contracting to finance renovations and implement plans to maintain or improve energy efficiency in the long term.

Inter-service consultation on the interpretative notes on Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency

Please download HERE the updated version of the interpretative notes on the main provisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive. The internal Commission consultation on these documents is currently ongoing.

This document has been submitted to the Committee on the Energy Efficiency Directive for the information of its members