Mandatory energy assessments: 6 months to comply?

Europe

The Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency), (the “EED”), designed to increase energy efficiency across the European Union (EU), introduces a number of energy targeted measures. One potentially complex aspect of the EED is the introduction of mandatory energy assessments for non SMEs and in certain instances groups of organisations. Organisations across all industries can be affected by these energy assessment obligations and if so, most countries require an energy efficiency review by 5 December 2015.

The laws implementing the EED vary across EU Member States. Organisations including companies must review their position in every Member State in which they operate and have a legal presence, or face sanctions for non-compliance.

As a starting point, CMS has created a snapshot “e-guide” of the legal position regarding the EED in 18 Member States. The e-guide summarises the status of the law, the criteria for organisations, the potential sanctions and contacts for further information. The e-guide offers a click-through, interactive map of Europe where users can select and compare the position in countries of interest.

To view our e-guide, please click here.