The overall aim of the REEP policy dialogue is to support legislators and investors eliminate market barriers to energy efficiency and accelerate the take-up of energy services.
The recast European Union’s (EU’s) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU) (EPBD) is a vital instrument of EU as well as Western Balkans/Energy Community energy efficiency policy in the built environment. The transposition and implementation of the EPBD poses a significant work load and technical challenges for all countries in the Western Balkans. In particular, countries are required (Article 1 of the Directive) to develop/undertake the following:
The EPBD-related REEP policy dialogue component aims to assist Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia (the Target Beneficiaries) to develop a subset of the secondary legislation, regulations and guidelines necessary for the transposition of the EPBD. The scope of specific assistance for each country was established in consultation with each Target Beneficiary (see Table 1 below) and refined during the kick-off events by the Consultants and Technical Working Groups (TWGs) established in each country.
Table: Scope of assistance provided by to the Target Beneficiaries (as at 1 October 2014)
|Beneficiary||Primary law||Secondary legislation|
|Minimum Energy Performance reqirements||National Calculation method;||Energy performance certification||Heating and A/C inspections|
|FYR of Macedonia||✓||✓||✓ (training & accreditation)||✓|
|Calculation software||EPC registry (database)|
|Specifications & design||Product||Specifications & design||Product|
|FYR of Macedonia||✓||✓|