Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine attended a three-day combined workshop and study
visit in and around Copenhagen to improve their understanding of the EU
Directive on Energy Performance in Buildings (EBPD) so as to be able to
transpose it into their national legislations. At the same time, Partner
Countries will receive support in complying with the Directive once it has been
promulgated in national legislation.
Before the event, participants were asked
to prepare a presentation on key barriers, progress already made and the next
steps transposition and compliance with the Directive. They also committed
themselves to providing input on the steps they have already taken towards implementation
with three months of the event.
Denmark, as host, provided background on
the EU and the Danish experience, introducing Danish energy policy and
describing its institutional framework. A visit to the Danish Building Research
Institute included presentations on calculation rules, cost optimality and
comparison with the experience of other European countries, as well as the
evolution of the Danish building Energy Performance certification scheme.
A meeting with
the Danish Energy Agency, which manages the Danish energy certification of
buildings, was the moment to discuss lessons learned and both good and bad experiences.
A visit to the offices of Ramboll provided the opportunity to describe the
roles and impact of Danish industry in the implementation of the EPBC and to
describe the training, inspection and market surveillance of the certification
To provide momentum for the material and
knowledge acquired during this study tour, delegates were given an outline of
how to provide feedback on what they had learned and what steps they intended
to take for further compliance with the EU Directive.
More documents from the Event will be avaliable here.
On the photo: Family photo of the participants