Minimum energy performance standards

  • For non-residential, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands want less exemptions.
  • For residential, they want more objective and verifiable renovation parameters and reinstatement of linear national renovation trajectories.

Solar energy in buildings (Art. 9a)

  • Solar energy rooftop installation for existing public and non-residential buildings by end 2027 is now only for buildings over 400m² and not 250 m² as before.
  • For both “practical implementation “ and “possible exemptions”, Member states can take into account structural integrity, biodiversity and stability of the electricity network.

Full EPF Secretariat report and text of Council General Approach under epf22-46 of 28.10.2022