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South East Europe committed to lead on energy efficient renovation of buildings

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EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, organised, with support from the C4E Forum and sponsorship from Knauf Insulation and VELUX, a conference in Slovenia. The aim is to present to an audience from across the countries of South East Europe (SEE) the main changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and discuss opportunities brought with this revision.

 

Participants learnt of best practices from across the region, exchanged experiences and expertise, and finally signed the Ljubljana Declaration – a call for greater ambition on energy renovation of buildings in South East Europe.

 

All corners of the EU must implement the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) that came into force in July 2018, and that must be transposed at national level by March 2020.

 

A key element of the changes requires all Member States to devise, and put into action, long-term renovation strategies to transform their building stock to be highly energy efficient and decarbonised by 2050.

 

Countries where the energy saving potential of the building stock is highest, have the most to gain from being ambitious in their strategies. This is clearly the case for countries in South East Europe.

 

This event was also an opportunity to present the EuroACE Guide to the Implementation of the EPBD which is designed to assist Member State officials to thoroughly transpose and fully unlock the potential of the Directive.

 

More information on the EuroACE work at national level as well as the proceedings of the conference in Slovenia can be found here.