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#H2020Buildings: showcase your best practices !

Keep in touch with your favourite projects during August ! 

 

With our Twitter hashtag #H2020Buildings, our BUILD UP team promotes European projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework in a thematic manner.

 

Five weeks, five topics and more than 40 projects will be showcased on our Twitter handle @EU_BUILDUP.

Every Friday, we collect the tweets of the week and publish them under ‘moments’, accessible here.

3 principles to guide the legislative procedure according to the Architects' Council

On 30 November 2016, the EU Commission unveiled an important package of measures entitled ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ which notably includes proposals for reviewing the Energy Efficiency (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) Directives. The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) welcomes this publication as an opportunity to improve the regulatory framework and advances three principles that will guide its work throughout the legislative procedure.

 

Improved local energy efficiency financing but far from Paris commitments, concludes Climate Alliance

The European Commission published its 1.000-page “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package featuring new legislative proposals for the energy future of the EU, supposed to lead the bloc to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

 

Climate Alliance selected for its members the most important points:

 

UIPI’s Initial Reaction to the Clean Energy Package

European private landlords and homeowners welcome the holistic approach of the Clean Energy Package, but stress the need to balance the efforts to be done in the building sector with the necessity to provide affordable housing.  

 

The European Commission launched its massive “Clean Energy for All Europeans Package”. The Package includes, notably, proposals to amend existing legislation in the field energy efficiency in buildings and renewable energy. 

 

Reducing energy demand of buildings is key to reduce energy poverty, PlasticEurope says

PlasticsEurope welcomes the European Commission’s proposals for a revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) which maintain the current framework of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) for all new buildings and establish a long term vision for the existing building stock. PlasticsEurope however stated that much more focus and priority should be placed on minimising energy consumption of existing buildings as it will not only reduce energy poverty in Europe but create jobs and have environmental benefits.