Which specific policies are needed to achieve the goals set by the Renovation Wave and the Long-Term Renovation Strategies?
Renovation of both public and private buildings is one of the main goals of the European Green Deal as the building sector is one of the largest energy consumers in Europe and is responsible for more than one third of the EU’s emissions. To address this situation, the EU launched the Renovation Wave, a new strategy which aims to double annual energy renovation rates by 2030, cutting emissions, boosting economic recovery, and reducing energy poverty. Regional and local authorities have a key role in the implementation of this strategy since they not only manage public buildings and infrastructures, but they are also responsible for the application of the regulations and the establishment of local and regional development strategies which need to consider EU goals.
To achieve the goals set by the Renovation Wave and the Long-Term Renovation Strategies it is important to implement specific policies and instruments, such as Building Renovation Passports and Digital Building Logbooks which are essentially renovation roadmaps that building owners can use to plan deep renovations, collect all relevant information in a unique place and get an up-to-date overview of the building across its lifetime.
One-stop-shops are also important tools to promote building renovations by centralising a range of services, including technical and social diagnosis, coordination of suppliers, financing support and monitoring of the implemented measures. One-stop-shops could therefore be the tool that helps building owners apply the measures identified in the Building Renovation Passports.
By doing this at large scale, one-stop-shops would be a centre of up-to-date information on the building stock, which could be very useful to local and national authorities as a monitoring tool for public policies implementation. In addition to this, Building Renovation Passports and Ones-stop-shops might also facilitate the improvement of energy efficiency levels in public buildings.
The debate is an attempt to find out:
- How can Building Renovation Passports contribute to the Renovation Wave and the Long-Term Renovation Strategies?
- Are one-stop-shops a good tool to promote Building Renovation Passports implementation?
- How can Building Renovation Passports and one-stop-shops support massive public building renovation at regional and local level?