The EU Building Stock Observatory monitors the energy performance of buildings across Europe. It assesses improvements in the energy efficiency of buildings and how this impacts the actual energy consumption of the buildings sector overall. The Observatory, hosted by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy (DG Energy), provides a comprehensive snapshot of the building stock characteristics in EU28 and monitors the implementation of relevant EU Directives in Member States by presenting 250 indicators.
The Observatory tracks many different aspects, including:
- energy efficiency levels in buildings in individual EU countries and the EU as a whole
- different certification schemes and how they are implemented
- financing available for renovating buildings
- energy poverty levels across the EU
The Observatory was developed for the European Commission by BPIE in collaboration with ECN, Ecofys, Enerdata and SEVEn, as well as national project partners, and was launched together with the EU Clean Energy for All package of initiatives in November 2016.
The Observatory contains a database, a datamapper and factsheets.