In order to review the EED with a 2030 perspective, the Directive was amended in 2018 (text not yet officially published). Main points are:
- A 32.5% EU headline target for 2030, with an upward review clause in 2023;
- A strengthened Article 7 extended until 2050 with an effective energy savings rate at 0.8% of final energy consumption.
In 2012, the EED (Directive 2012/27/EU) entered into force with a transposition deadline in national law by June 2014. It establishes a set of binding measures to help the EU reach its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020. Under the Directive, all EU countries are required to use energy more efficiently at all stages of the energy chain from its production to its final consumption.
There are some specific measures and policies targeting the buildings sector, such as
- Article 4: long-term national renovation strategies to mobilise investment;
- Article 5: exemplary role of public buildings when it comes to renovation;
- Article 6: exemplary role of public buildings when it comes to public purchasing.