On 17-18 December 2018, the second meeting of the working group created in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova, aimed at updating the methodology for calculation of energy performance of buildings (EBP), took place in Chisinau.
The assistance is part of the EU4Energy support for the country in fulfilling its commitments under the Energy Community Treaty, transposing the main provisions of Directive 2010/31/EU and builds on the gap analysis of Law no 128/2014 on Energy Performance of Buildings in Moldova, developed with EU4Energy support last year.
Beneficiaries were presented with the draft excel based tool for calculation of energy performance of buildings in Moldova and engaged in active discussions. The draft tool takes into account different climatic zones, automates calculation of U-values for windows, walls, considers the usage of renewables for issuing the certificates of energy performance of buildings. Such certificates will include the purpose of issue, the building category, primary energy, measured energy consumption for heating in recent years, the share of energy from renewables, the energy efficiency class (A to F) and proposed measures for improvement of energy performance.
It is expected that the updated EBP calculation methodology will enforce clear and straightforward energy efficiency rules and requirements in buildings, which are essential for the rapid increase of energy efficiency in the sector.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
17 December, Chisinau