Article 9 – of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU dated 25 October 2015.
Article 9 of the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU addresses the requirement for the renovation of public buildings to improve their energy performance. This article focuses on ensuring that public buildings are renovated to become more energy-efficient, thereby contributing to the overall energy efficiency goals of the directive.
Key points of Article 9 include:
Renovation Strategy: EU Member States are required to establish a long-term strategy for the renovation of public buildings. This strategy should outline the national objectives for energy efficiency renovations in the public building sector and the measures to be taken to achieve these objectives.
Minimum Energy Performance Requirements: The directive stipulates that renovated public buildings should meet minimum energy performance requirements that promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Deep Renovation: Article 9 encourages deep renovation of public buildings, which involves substantial energy efficiency improvements beyond cosmetic changes. The goal is to achieve significant energy savings and enhance the overall energy performance of the building.
Renovation of Large Buildings: The directive specifically highlights the importance of renovating large public buildings that are frequently visited by the public due to their high energy consumption.
Use of Renewable Energy Sources: When carrying out renovations, Member States are encouraged to assess the potential for using renewable energy sources and integrating them into the building’s energy systems.
Cost-Effectiveness: Article 9 emphasizes the importance of cost-effectiveness in renovation measures. Member States should consider the lifetime cost of the renovation, including energy savings and other benefits, to ensure that the renovations are economically viable.
Technical Assistance: The directive allows for the provision of technical assistance to support the development and implementation of renovation strategies and measures.
Reporting and Monitoring: Member States are required to report to the European Commission on the progress and results of the implementation of renovation strategies and measures for public buildings.