Policy Guide

Mandatory energy performance certificates & equipment labels (EPC)


  • Aydin, Vera (Lead author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Amecke, Hermann (2012): The impact of energy performance certificates: A survey of German home owners. In: Energy Policy 46: 4-14
  • BIO Intelligence Service (2013): Energy performance certificates in buildings and their impact on transaction prices and rents in selected EU countries. Final Report. www.bigee.net/s/31bbpx
  • Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) (2010): Energy Performance Certificates Across Europe. From Design to Implementation. Brussels. www.bigee.net/s/1ic2de
  • BuildingRating.org: An initiative of the Institute of Market Transformation. www.bigee.net/s/249wzr
  • Collaborative Labeling & Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) (2004): Energy labeling and standard programs throughout the world. Report prepared by Lloyd Harrington and Melissa Damnics. www.bigee.net/s/2wwdf2 
  • Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) 2011: The Effectiveness of Energy Performance Certificates – Evidence from Germany. Berlin. www.bigee.net/s/gpna44
  • International Energy Agency (IEA) (2010): Energy Performance Certification of Buildings. A policy tool to improve energy efficiency, Policy Pathway Series. Paris.

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