| 26. October 2020 |
Second phase of the revised EED comes into force
Since 25 October 2020 the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) stipulates that when new technical equipment is installed in buildings, only remotely readable heat meters and heat cost allocators may be installed.
The EED requirements have to be incorporated into domestic law by 25 October 2020. Although the Heating Costs Ordinance has not yet been amended, this will probably happen in the next few weeks. To be on the safe side it is therefore advisable to implement the EED requirements without delay.
The aim of the legal amendment is to provide tenants with consumption information throughout the year with the aid of radio metering devices, which will help to save energy. From 01.01.2022 the following will apply: tenants in remotely readable properties must be supplied with consumption information on a monthly basis.
Today tenants do not receive their heating bill for the previous heating period until months after the end of the heating season. As a result, at the moment they have little opportunity to make sensible adjustments to their heating behaviour, reduce consumption and in this way protect the environment.
In accordance with the EED, from 01.01.2027 all properties must ultimately be equipped with remotely readable devices.
With QUNDIS AMR radio technology in conjunction with automatic data provision via the QUNDIS Smart Metering Platform metering service companies are already well prepared for future application of the regulations.