Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Driving energy efficiency in the European building stock: New recommendations on the modernisation of buildings

Today, the European Commission has published a series of recommendations on the modernisation of buildings, specifying how Member States should implement the revised building modernisation aspects of the Energy performance of buildings directive (...

BUILD UPON2 - Boosting low-carbon building renovation across Europe

On 23rd May 2019, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building...

Clean Energy for All Europeans – unlocking Europe's growth potential

The European Commission today presents a package of measures to keep the European Union competitive as the clean energy transition is changing the global energy markets.   The Commission wants the EU to lead the clean energy transition,...

Checklist for assessing the EU Winter Package on energy legislation

The European Commission has announced that it would release its "Winter Package" on November, 30th.      The long-awaited legislative package is, as E3G consultancy names it, a "once-in-a-decade" set of reforms, containing 4 sets of...

The continued growth in buildings emissions contrasts starkly with the maturity of the technological solutions available

On November 2, 2016, the Climate Action Tracer (CAT) released its analysis of the building sector.  "Constructing the Future:  Will the Building Sector Use its Decarbonisation Tools"  examines specific energy-intensive sectors. It looks at...

Call for action — Strengthening Indoor Environment Quality in the revised EPBD

Position of industry and professional associations (EHPA, EPEE, eu.bac, Eurovent, EVIA and REHVA)   The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) together with the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE),...

Commission publishes report on Member States' progress in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements

On 29 July 2016, the European Commission published its report to the European Parliament and the Council on the progress achieved by EU Member States (MS) in reaching cost-optimal levels of minimum energy performance requirements for new...

European Commission publishes recommendations on NZEBs

On 29 July 2016, the European Commission published its guidelines for the promotion of nZEBs and best practices to ensure that, by 2020, all new buildings are nZEBs.   The document urges Member States to follow recommendations on the...

European Commission requests BULGARIA to comply with EU provisions reducing the energy consumption of buildings

  On 22 July 2016, the European Commission released a fact sheet containing its key decisions of the July infringement package. In this context, the EC has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all...

European Commission releases EU Reference Scenario 2016

The European Commission has released its latest outlook on energy, transport and emission projections "the EU Reference Scenario 2016".    The EU Reference Scenario is one of the European Commission's key analysis tools in the areas of...