Stakeholder consultation EPBD implementation, Article 19a feasibility study
EPBD Directive (EU) 2018/844, amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, entered into force on 9 July 2018, introducing several new provisions.

Following Article 19a of the amending Directive, the European Commission has launched a 1-year feasibility study to clarify the need, possibilities and timeline for the potential introduction of two new aspects for improving buildings’ energy performance:
a) the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and
b) an optional building renovation passport

DG ENER awarded the contract to perform the feasibility study to a consortium led by INIVE and BPIE.

Throughout the study, The European Commission and the consortium contributing to this study are committed to engage with stakeholders to collect their input and viewpoints and to consider their feedback regarding the possible study results. Stakeholder engagement is envisaged through a two-stage process:
1. A digital survey seeking to explore stakeholders’ expertise in ongoing schemes and initiatives, with a focus on policy decisions made and how they could be improved.
2. Two stakeholder meetings, in which preliminary results will be shared and discussed with the stakeholders.

DG ENER and the consortium would hereby like to invite you to register your interest in the feasibility study stakeholder engagement here.

The first stakeholder meeting will be on 24 June 2019 in Brussels, during which interim results of the study will be presented and discussed. Please save this date in your calendar! Further details about the scope, agenda and practical details of the meeting will follow in due time.

The feasibility study will cover the following two topics:

1) The possible introduction of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems in buildings.
EPBD (2010/31/EU) Articles 14-15 mandated the regular inspections of heating and air-conditioning systems above a certain output. The amending EPBD (EU) 2018/844 extends this requirement to systems for combined heating and ventilation (Article 14) and combined air-conditioning and ventilation (Article 15). The feasibility study introduced through Article 19a of the amending Directive investigates through a number of options the relevance and feasibility of introducing EU provisions in relation to regular inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems. The objective of the study is to assess the need, relevance and feasibility of further promoting the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems in EU buildings. This assessment will consider a wide range of non-legislative and legislative options.

2) The possible introduction of an optional building renovation passport.
Building renovation passports would be aimed at providing "a long-term, step-by-step renovation roadmap for specific buildings based on quality criteria, following an energy audit, and outlining relevant measures and renovations that could improve the energy performance". The objective of the EPBD (EU) 2018/844 Article 19a feasibility study is to assess whether an EU approach could have an added value and to explore, where relevant, possible approaches for the support of such schemes at EU level. The objective is to investigate a whole spectrum of options and to evaluate the feasibility and foreseen impacts at EU-level, taking into account the priorities set by the amended EPBD.

Visit also the website at for further information about the study.

Your opinion matters! We therefore hope to welcome you at our stakeholder engagement.

You can register your interest in the stakeholder engagement activities here below, or by sending an email to, indicating your full name, organisation, country, and topic of interest.

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I am interested to take part in the first stakeholder event related to the EPBD art. 19a feasibility study on 24 June 2019 in Brussels
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The professional contact details that you provide through this registration form will only be collected and processed for the purposes of the stakeholders’ engagement in the context of the EPBD art. 19a feasibility study conducted by a consortium led by INIVE and BPIE on behalf of the European Commission.

These contact details will not be shared further, nor be used for any other purposes than the above.

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