The regulation affects construction and, indirectly, construction products.
Order amending the Order on Building Regulations 2018
The Danish government wants to reduce the climate impact of construction.
The notified regulation introduces an obligation to document the climate impact of new construction. The regulation is limited to buildings covered by the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings.
The documentation shall be carried out in accordance with EN15978. The regulation contains data sets on climate impact and the lifecycle of different types of construction products. The data set will be part of the regulation, but the developer can optionally use information from an EPD in accordance with standard EN15804.
The regulation also imposes an obligation on certain major buildings to keep the documented climate impact below a specified limit value. It is within the discretion of the developer to decide how best to achieve this goal. The limit value takes into account the specific function of certain buildings.