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Heating & Cooling Strategy: EU Parliament demands action to reduce energy use in buildings

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On 13 September 2016, EuroAce reported that the European Parliament Plenary approved an own-initiative report on the Heating & Cooling Strategy (GIEREK Report), calling on the European Commission to focus action on reducing energy use in buildings, especially with regard to the upcoming review of energy efficiency legislation in October.


Members of the European Parliament strongly supported the need to focus action on the existing building stock, in order to create positive effects on the European economy, with the creation of high-quality local jobs.


EuroACE now calls on the European Commission to take this strong position on energy efficiency in buildings and building renovation into account, when publishing its proposals for the review of energy efficiency legislation. Industry and investors are ready to further innovate and offer energy efficient solutions to citizens, in order to improve their comfort and decrease their energy bills. A strong political signal is needed to underpin and accelerate investments in the right direction.



For further information, please visit the relevant EuroAce press release.


See also the relevant BUILD UP Publications:


COM(2016) 51 final: An EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling


An EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling - Staff Working Document (Part 1)


An EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling - Factsheet