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Financing energy efficiency in private housing

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Opportunities from energy saving obligations & alternative measures


The European Builders Confederation (EBC) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI) joined forces to organise a series of roundtables on the theme of “Financing energy efficiency in private housing”. This workshop, which will take place on 14 October 2016 from  9.00 to 13.00 in Brussels, Belgium, will explore the possibilities offered by Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).


The workshop will focus on the Energy Saving Obligations Schemes and alternative measures set by the EED. The purpose of this event is to discuss whether existing Energy Saving Obligation Schemes in the EU or alternative measures – in the Member States which have chosen this option – could provide a suitable complement to finance and boost energy efficiency renovation in the privately-owned building stock.





Under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers. In order to reach this target, energy companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers’ homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.


EU countries may also implement alternative policy measures (to the energy efficiency obligation scheme) which reduce final energy consumption. These measures can include, among other things, financial incentives that lead to an increased use of energy efficient technology and training and education, including energy advisory programmes.



For further information on registration, agenda etc., please visit the relevant UIPI webpage at the link below.

International Union of Property Owners (UIPI), European Builders Confederation (EBC)
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