Legislation and Background

The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), transposed into Irish Law from 2006 onwards, contains a range of provisions to improve the energy performance of new and existing buildings.

The EPBD obliges specific forms of information and advice on energy performance to be provided to building purchasers, tenants and users for consideration in property transactions.

From 2013, the EPBD was superseded by the Recast EPBD and S.I. No 666 of 2006 was superseded by S.I. 243 of 2012. The following documents provide further details on the EPBD, the Recast EPBD, implementation in Ireland and other EU Member States:

National Building Regulations and related Technical Guidance Documents are the responsibility of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government .

 
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