The process of implementation of the EPBD in Austria is now carried out for several years. Thecalculation scheme for asset rating is finished, the operational rating procedure is still being discussed.One of the major problems in Austria is the fact that most building laws are under the responsibility ofthe nine Austrian provinces. Therefore all political decisions like baseline and limits of the energydemand for the building codes are difficult to achieve. These values are therefore still underdiscussion. A federal law (civil law) on the certificate itself has passed the Austrian parliament. Therelated issues like training courses and examinations for issuers of the certificate and independentexperts for regular inspection of boilers and ventilation/cooling systems are still under discussion. Afirst preliminary Austrian certificate was issued for the Berlaymont Building in Brussels in May 2005.