The impact of the implementation of the European energy performance of buildings directive on the European building stock: The case of the Cyprus land development corporation
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The necessity of reducing the global energy consumption led the European Union to the introduction of several relative policies and directives, with the objective of a gradual improvement of the energy performance of buildings and the reduction of energy consumption. Since the adoption of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) several developments had been implemented towards the European Union member States, applying significant energy saving measures on new and existing buildings but with lower intensity and magnitude in south Europe Furthermore, the implementation of the EPBD and its effectiveness is still under discussion in some cases, one such being the buildings occupied by social housing recipients. This study aims to simulate variable energy efficiency improvements and evaluate their performance on the building stock of a European member state, Cyprus, and particularly on the dwellings constructed by the national social-housing corporation, by reclaiming the findings of a previous case study concerning the analysis of the impact of the EPBD implementation on the building stock of the under-review corporation.