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The EPBD and its revisions in 2010 and 2018 strengthened the provisions related to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) by setting out that the Member States have to provide information to owners and tenants on the purpose and objectives of EPCs, energy efficiency measures and supporting financial instruments through accessible and transparent advisory tools.  
Post date: 16 Nov 2020
Type: Publication

Designed to ease the renovation journey for homeowners, the one-stop-shop also aims to boost renovations in France, Spain and Ireland. Solutions4Renovation is a homeowner-centric renovation journey which transforms the complex and fragmented renovation process into a simple, straightforward and attractive process, upskilling the industry and enhancing cross-sector engagement, as well as mobilising private investment.  
Post date: 4 Nov 2020
Type: News

The building sector, as it stands today, is a major contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union. It remains highly dependent on fossil fuels, has yet to embrace circularity, and is not seeing the renovation activity necessary to meet climate goals and improve people’s wellbeing.  
Post date: 23 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

The lack of a common repository for all relevant building data amounts to additional costs and inefficiencies, stifled innovation, increased risk and low investor confidence. A Digital Building Logbook could overcome this through increased data transparency and availability to a broad range of market players.  
Post date: 13 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider range of building typologies.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

AmBIENCe – Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider range of building typologies.  
Post date: 1 Oct 2020
Type: Publication

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities brought by the EPBD for the German Building Energy Act” shows the benefits of already implementing the most recent amendments of the Directive into national law.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

The Clean Energy for all Europeans policy package led to the revision of several key pieces of legislation related to the renovation of buildings. Most notable was the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) that now sets a clear direction for the full decarbonisation of the European building stock by 2050. By March 2020, Member States must provide their new renovation strategy to the European Commission (new EPBD requirement), first introduced in 2012 by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).  
Post date: 10 Apr 2019
Type: Publication

In a joint factsheet, BPIE and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recommend the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for rental buildings. In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
Type: Publication

A snapshot of national renovation strategies. Examples from selected EU Member States   This briefing provides a snapshot of measures supporting building renovation in selected Member States as of September 2017. As many national processes are highly dynamic, the situation may change quickly.  
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
Type: Publication