Denmark

The Danish Energy Agency, under the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, is responsible for implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in Denmark. The Danish Authority of Social Services and Housing, under the Danish Ministry of Transport and Housing, is responsible for the building regulations in Denmark.

The transposition of Directive (EU) 844/2018 was completed in Denmark on 10 March 2020. The requirements for e-mobility have been transposed by 'Bekendtgørelse om forberedelse til og etablering af ladestandere i forbindelse med bygninger (ladestanderbekendtgørelsen)'. The requirements for BACS and adjustments to the requirements for testing of the technical building systems have been transposed in the building regulations.

The first part of the Long-Term Renovation Strategy (LTRS) was made public on 10 March 2020 and the second and final part was made public on 22 July 2021. The LTRS advocates additional measures for cost-effective energy renovation efforts such as targeting public buildings and buildings with the worst energy efficiency performance to decrease the amount of energy used in buildings.

The Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Agency have made large efforts to raise public awareness concerning energy use and the requirements in the current Directive (EU) 844/2018. Information campaigns, web-based interactive tools regarding energy saving measures, etc. have been widely distributed and public awareness has risen considerably.

Denmark has succeeded in making the EPC visible, rendering it a clear sales parameter in the market. In addition, the demand for data from the EPC-database is increasing. Denmark is furthermore actively working on improving the quality and availability of data, aiming to assist both third-party actors and occupants in utilizing data on building and energy usage. This effort seeks to enable more efficient and flexible energy consumption within buildings.

Denmark is currently working on analysing and preparing the implementation of the coming directive awaiting publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

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