Lithuania, in implementing the provisions of the Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings, like other Member States must ensure that:
- no later than by 31 December 2020 all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings;
- after 31 December 2018 public authorities, occupying, owning and managing new buildings must ensure that the buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings.
The Directive requires the Member States to draw up national plans to increase the number of nearly zero energy buildings and to ensure the promotion of the conversion of buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings.
The Lithuanian National Energy Strategy indicates that by 2020, the following strategic initiatives will be implemented in developing sustainable energy:
- implementation of renewable energy resource development strategy that aim is to increase the share of final energy consumption from renewable energy resources by at least 23 per cent to the year 2020;
- energy efficiency will increase by 1.5 per cent each year;
- till 2020 in Lithuania thermal energy consumption in buildings, after the renovation of most of them, will reduce by 30-40 per cent.
- reduction of CO2 emissions.
During the „BUILD UP Skills“ project, a “Roadmap for Training Workforce in Lithuanian Construction Sector in order to meet energy efficiency targets 2020” was introduced.
Second part of the project, which started on July 2014 called Improving competences and skills of the building workforce in Lithuania related to nearly zero energy buildings (BUILD UP Skills ENERGOTRAIN) aimed to establish a voluntary system for development and recognition of professional competences and skills of the building workforce in Lithuania in relation to requirements for nearly zero energy buildings.