The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, and thereby helping to reduce CO2 emissions from the energy used by buildings.
BPIE is a not-for-profit think tank with a focus on independent analysis and knowledge dissemination, supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.
A centre of expertise on all aspects of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy performance of European buildings, the Institute focuses on policy analysis and advice and shares knowledge through studies, policy briefs, presentations and events. BPIE is promoting best practice approaches to improve the energy performance of buildings.
BPIE’s goal is to make a sustainable and low carbon built environment a reality in Europe. The cost-effective potential to reduce energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions has been estimated in many studies to be between 70 and 90% by 2050, using known technologies. The challenge lies in creating and implementing a policy and investment framework that delivers the potential, as well as the many other societal benefits that are linked to well-performing buildings.
BPIE supports a multifaceted approach to achieve efficiency improvements and to integrate renewable energy in buildings, and promotes regulatory measures and financial incentives that lead to the construction of net-zero or plus-energy buildings and the renovation of existing buildings to comparable levels. The focus of work is on ensuring the effective implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED); as well as the financing and delivery of energy efficiency retrofits to existing buildings.
BPIE also supports evidence-based policy making by providing data and knowledge through its reports, as well as partnering in several European projects.
BPIE's mission is to undertake the necessary analysis and provide knowledge and advice to achieve a sustainable and low carbon built environment.
This mission is achieved by addressing the existing gaps of EU policies for buildings and supporting a vigorous implementation of the relevant Directives and programmes at country level.
BPIE’s mission is focusing on:
- Supporting the development of ambitious – yet pragmatic – buildings-related policies and programmes at EU and Member State levels;
- Driving timely and efficient implementation by teaming-up with relevant stakeholders;
- Providing fact-based analysis and knowledge, and sharing best practice globally through networks in Europe and globally.
As BPIE is a non-profit organisation, our research work is freely available to all parties through our website.