EuroACE's press release following the launch of the European Union Energy Union framework. The release of the Energy Union framework acknowledged the need for improvement of the building stock in the EU. With the building sector accounting for 61% of the EU's gas imports and construction accounting for 9% of EU GDP, buildings count as a 'big thing'.
The Commission promised big actions on big things. However the package falls short of setting out actions that will realise an ambitious transformation of buildings to optimal energy performance. In our press release we briefly state what we find to be the key shortcomings of the report.