Implementation of EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
All new buildings are obliged to satisfy at least 50% of hot water demand by mean of solar generation. On 6 March 2009, a Presidential Decree regarding the methodology of calculation and minimum requirements for buildings, heating system and thermal system for hot water demand, was approved, implementing article 4, a) and b) of Legislative Decree 192/2005. The Decree continues the transposition into Italian Legislation of the Directive 2006/32/EC on energy end-use efficiency and energy services. Legislative Decree no. 112/2008 "Urgent provisions for economic development, simplification, competitiveness, the stabilization of public finances and Tax Equalization", by Article 35 modifies the Legislative Decree 192/05 repealing the requirement for mandatory Energy Performance Certificates for buildings availabe for purchase or rental. This measure underwent review in May 2009. In June 2009, a new regulation requires that all buildings bought, sold or leased, residential or commercial, will require an energy performance certificate as of 25 July 2009. The measure applies to new and refurbished buildings. Guidelines for energy performance certificates were issued in July 2009 (see separate entry).

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