Encouraging use of renewable energy by implementing the energy performance of Buildings Directive

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Series Details Vol.16, No.3, May-June 2006, p167-177
Publication Date May 2006
ISSN 0961-0405
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The introduction of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) paves the way for, amongst others, extra incentives for renewable energy, such as a renewable energy accreditation to accompany the energy certificate, or an explicit indication of the share of renewable energy in the output of the energy performance calculation. This article seeks to appraise the possibilities for encouragement of the use of renewable energy sources (RESs) by benchmarking experiences in this field in five member states. On the basis of these experiences opportunities for the incorporation of renewable energy incentives in energy performance regulations are presented and recommendations for creating synergy between renewable energy and energy performance regulations are formulated.

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