European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting

European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting

A new Code of Conduct to make energy performance contracting markets more transparent across Europe was recently published by the Intelligent Energy Europe-supported project Transparense.

The European Code of Conduct for Energy Performance Contracting (the "EPC Code of
Conduct") is a set of values and principles that are considered fundamental for the
successful, professional and transparent implementation of Energy Performance Contracting
("EPC") projects in European countries.  

The EPC Code of Conduct 

  • defines the principles of the behaviour primarily of the EPC providers.
  • is an EPC quality indicator for Clients on what they should expect and require from EPC providers and which principles they themselves should adhere to in order to achieve expected energy savings and related benefits.

The EPC Code of Conduct is a voluntary commitment and is not legally binding. The key
message of the Code of Conduct is that EPC represents a fair energy service business model.

According to the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (EED), Energy Performance
Contracting "means a contractual arrangement between the beneficiary and the provider of
an energy efficiency improvement measure, verified and monitored during the whole term of
the contract, where investments (work, supply or service) in that measure are paid for in
relation to a contractually agreed level of energy efficiency improvement or other agreed
energy performance criterion, such as financial savings." EPC projects may also include
additional services related to efficient energy supply.  

Download the EPC Code of Conduct in the left panel under "Documents for download".

Documents to download

  • european-code-of-conduct-for-epc