Energy Efficiency Directive (EED): Main principles for implementation

Published: 31 January 2013

Policies & Issues: Energy & Climate

Orgalime fully supports the objectives of the Energy Efficiency Directive that establishes a common European framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency to achieve the 2020 EU objectives and to pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements.

The Commission is currently developing guidelines on the main provisions of the Directive, in cooperation with member states. We strongly support this Commission initiative, which, we believe should also reflect the good practices implemented over the past years in the member states. While there is no official consultation of stakeholders, we appreciate the opportunity given to stakeholders to contribute to these guidelines.

  • A workable and enforceable implementation
  • A clear EU wide approach ensuring the harmonisation of current and future practices of the different Member States, to the maximum extent possible, in delivering and reporting of progress against the targets and objectives of the Directive
  • Consistency and coherence with other EU legislation, especially the Ecodesign, the Energy Labelling and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives
  • Avoiding excessive administrative and financial burdens for companies
  • Setting harmonised standards and a common calculation methodology for integrated energy performance of the buildings, while granting sufficient flexibility for companies to implement their own solutions
  • Acknowledging early movers and in particular avoiding penalising their efforts

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