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The European Commission (EC) recognises the need for high-quality building stock data as a key precondition to reach its 2050 decarbonisation goals. In the current draft proposal for a revised Directive on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD), the EC introduces new obligations to mend the data gaps. A newly launched EU-funded project, ExcEED, promises to establish a robust and durable return of knowledge mechanism collecting actual buildings energy performance data and providing information to policy makers, designers, and energy managers.  
Post date: 23 Sep 2016
Type: News

Past analyses by both BPIE and the Joint Research Centre concluded that there is room for improvement when drafting the next iterations of the renovation strategies. This study strengthens those findings by pointing to important shortcomings in the strategy development and implementation processes.  
Post date: 12 Sep 2016
Type: Publication

A recent analysis from BPIE on the vulnerability to gas supply disruptions concludes that Central and South East European (SEE) countries are facing a strategic choice.   International developments over the past few years have intensified the energy challenges facing Central and Southern European countries. The interruption of Russian gas supply via Ukraine, volatile global oil prices and divergent interests of State actors have renewed Europe’s concerns about its energy dependency.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
Type: Publication

An analysis of the vulnerability to gas supply disruptions concludes that Central and South East European (SEE) countries are facing a strategic choice. The latest BPIE report finds that Slovakia and Hungary face a severe risk, and Bulgaria a substantial risk to be unable to heat the national building stocks. The report presents a new Building Vulnerability Indicator and offers an alternative solution to mitigating supply risks through building renovation.
Post date: 7 Sep 2016
Type: News

The European Commission announced a revised European Performance of Buildings Directive to be part of the Energy Efficiency Package, expected in autumn 2016. This provides an opportunity to evolve and strengthen requirements which would result in higher energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions from the sector.   
Post date: 6 Jul 2016
Type: Publication

Buildings as energy-hubs can strengthen the energy system. 10 principles to deliver real benefits for Europe’s citizens   Buildings could play a major role in supporting the low carbon development of other sectors, says BPIE in its latest paper. 10 principles are making the case for buildings to be at the core of a decarbonised energy system, producing, storing and supplying energy, making the energy system more flexible, resilient and efficient.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News

The European Commission announced a revised European Performance of Buildings Directive to be part of the Energy Efficiency Package, expected in autumn 2016. This provides an opportunity to evolve and strengthen requirements, resulting in higher energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions. This paper summarises recommendations that would make the EPBD more effective in improving the energy performance of European buildings, while enabling Member States to develop and implement ambitious policies. Among the measures which BPIE considers worth mentioning are the following:
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Type: News

The European Commission announced a revised European Performance of Buildings Directive to be part of the Energy Efficiency Package, expected in autumn 2016. This provides an opportunity to evolve and strengthen requirements which would result in higher energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions from the sector. 
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
Type: News

Buildings as energy-hubs can strengthen the energy system - 10 principles to deliver real benefits for Europe’s citizens  
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
Type: Publication

A new analysis sets out a long-term roadmap for further development of the Bulgarian renovation programme for multi-family buildings. Following the implementation of the programme’s first phase, the analysis argues for a shift in focus towards achieving higher energy classes, while reducing at the same time, the level of public subsidy in a measured and manageable manner.  
Post date: 27 May 2016
Type: Publication