eu.bac updates its BACS compliance verification checklist to match the reviewed 2024 EPBD

eu.bac experts have reviewed and updated its BACS compliance verification checklist to align with the revised 2024 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. This was necessary as the Directive has broadened the scope of the existing BACS requirements from 31 December 2029 to smaller non-residential buildings above an effective rated output of 70 kW. Additionally, the revision introduces a new capability (d) “by 29 May 2026 monitoring of indoor environmental quality”.

We have acted swiftly to provide the most up-to-date guidance to ensure compliance with the updated requirements now outlined under Article 13, paragraphs 9 and 10. The checklist gives the necessary reference list for Member States and other stakeholders to ensure the requirements set out in the Directive are followed. Separate guidance will be prepared by the eu.bac experts for residential buildings covered under Article 13, paragraph 11.

eu.bac has shown its commitment to supporting stakeholders at all levels during the past implementation of EPBD by providing constructive feedback and assistance in reviewing legislation and facilitating its implementation. We will continue this work by ensuring that the checklist is translated into the most prominent national languages and helps national compliance inspectors, building owners, BACS designers, and policymakers.

To reach the 55% emissions reduction target by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050, Member States need to grab the low-hanging fruit and ambitiously implement the agreed legislation. As demonstrated by the Waide study, BACS is a cost-effective tool. If implemented in large non-residential buildings as required by 2025, it would translate to savings corresponding to 14% of the total building energy consumption, with 64 Mt CO2 annual savings and €36 billion energy bill savings. With the deadline for large non-residential buildings above 290 kW approaching by the end of 2024, it is paramount that member states act now to ensure compliance.

You can find the direct links to the updated package, including introductory notes, compliance verification checklist and self-declaration, here:

The Introductory notes
The Compliance verification checklist
The Compliance self-declaration