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mvaswani Oct 21, 2011 02:28 PM
I am looking for information pertaining to the legislation / regulation / policies that are applicable to commercial buildings in the EU, specifically Italy and Spain. This is in context to energy consumption / heating / cooling et al.

A classic example of an EU wide policy would be the EPBD, something similar but more focussed in terms of country specific policies. As each of these countries have their own policies that are specifically targetted at saving energy in the built environment sector apart form following the guidelines mentioned in the EPBD.


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EEA Nov 08, 2011 03:15 PM
Dear Munish,

Since European legislation is beyond EEA’s working remit, we suggest you to contact the national authorities of Italy and Spain to obtain the answers for your questions. Relevant contact details can be found at:

Fyi, EEA is producing reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe based on aggregated environmental data. EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies. Nevertheless, I have compiled some information that you may find useful.

European policy and legislation.
As you may be aware information about policies and legislation in relation to energy and buildings is provided by the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (DG Energy). DG Energy’s homepage is located at:

The subsection on energy and buildings can directly be accessed at:[…]/buildings_en.htm

You may also consider contacting DG Energy whether they are able to provide you with more country specific information in the area of your interest. DG Energy’s contact form is located at:

Other information.
Based on your enquiry, you may also find useful to consult the websites of the following two organisations:

European Insulation Manufactures Association:

International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment:

Lastly, I would like to mention the work on energy performed by the EEA. All topic-related EEA products can be downloaded free-of-charge in the EEA energy theme section at:

Hopefully, this information is useful for you.