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'Clean Energy for All' is best delivered by energy renovation of buildings

The European Commission unveils its much awaited Winter Package, entitled ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’, including proposals for reviewing the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). EuroACE, whose member companies employ over 280 000 workers in the sector of energy efficient buildings, welcomes these publications as an opportunity to start improving the regulatory framework and make it fit for accelerating investments in energy renovation works.


Winter package’s 30% binding target absolute minimum, welcomes support for Efficiency First principle, says eceee

eceee welcomes the fact that the Commission is promoting Energy Efficiency First in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. A strong improvement in energy efficiency is necessary if the EU is to deliver on the Paris Agreement, and it is also important as part of energy security. The cheapest and cleanest source of energy is the energy that does not need to be produced or used.


Solar Thermal Industry expresses lukewarm welcome to Energy Package

The European Commission released today a set of legislative measures related to the energy sector, referred to as the Winter Package. Most notably, it contains the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Together, they constitute the legislative pillars underpinning the EU renewable energy sector.



Energy efficiency: Time for an Energy Union closer to citizens

"More than ever, EU projects are scrutinised for their contribution to the Union’s general interest and to bringing direct and tangible benefits to citizens", says Coalition for Energy Savings


On 18 November 2016, an impressive movement of companies, environmental NGOs, consumer associations, and local authorities is calling for ambitious energy efficiency policies.



Responsible Architecture is a peaceful force

On the occasion of the opening of the COP 22 in Marrakech, the Architects’ Council of Europe reiterates its commitments with respect to climate change


As the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) opens in Marrakech, the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) recalls that the buildings and construction sector can contribute significantly to achieving climate goals and that Architecture is a powerful source of solutions in the medium term, at low-cost, both at buildings and city levels.


The road to energy efficient buildings through the eyes of environmental NGOs


ECOS, a pan-European association of environmental NGOs, and a partner of CEN, is the only organisation representing the environmental interest in standardisation processes at European level. One of their many work areas includes the energy performance of buildings (EPB) set of standards under M/480, which will be published in 2017. Two ECOS representatives share their experiences from the process.