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National building renovation strategies well on track

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The Joint Research Centre of the European Union (JRC) has published a Synthesis Report assessing and analysing the building renovation strategies submitted by the EU Member States in the frame of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).


The analysis resulted into a generally positive outlook: 74% of national strategies fit the requirements of the EED, with 10 countries showing 'exemplary' standards. The Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom, all have high standard building renovation strategies.


The report also demonstrates that six national strategies are 'not compliant'. Austria, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal and the Wallonia and Flanders regions of Belgium, may not have sufficient renovation strategies. It is to be noted, however, that some of the weakest strategies come from Member States that are traditionally strong in terms of energy efficiency measures. This could mean that the problem is in the reporting, which has failed to depict correctly the status of national building renovation measures, rather than in the measures themselves.


The report concludes, inter alia, that Member States seem to have developed each section of the long-term renovation strategy as a separate, stand-alone topic. A more correct view should have considered each section as related to the others in a conceptual flow.



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