Posted on 19/06/2024 in Fire Safety 2024
Buildings Directive recognises fire safety

Revised EU Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD) recognises the importance of fire safety:

  • Energy performance improvements should not affect fire safety (recitals 11)
  • Electrification (heat pumps, solar, batteries and recharging) modifies fire risks in buildings and car parks (recital 36)
  • Major renovations can be the opportunity to address fire safety issues (recital 45)
  • The European Commission shall issue guidance, share evidence and offer technical support to Member States on request in relation to fire safety of new buildings (art.7.6)
  • For buildings undergoing major renovation, Member States shall address issues of fire safety (art. 8.3)
  • The European Commission shall publish guidelines for fire safety in car parks by 31/12/2025 (art. 14.10)
  • Member States shall ensure guidance and training … (which may address) fire safety (art. 29.3)
  • Fire safety is an indicated optional indicator in National Building Renovation Plans (Annex II)

A number of associations published a call to include fire safety and new energy systems into the EPBD in early 2023 (see pinfa Newsletter n°153).

“Energy Performance of Buildings Directive adopted to bring down energy bills and reduce emissions”, European Commission, 12th April 2024

Directive 2024/1275 on the Energy Performance of Buildings (recast), EU Official Journal 8th May 2024

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