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“Clean Energy for All Europeans” package: Polish stakeholders position

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 “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package: Position of Polish stakeholders on the proposed changes of the EPBD and the EED


On November 30, 2016, the European Commission (EC) released important pieces of proposed legislative amendments in the form of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package. It covers energy efficiency, renewable energy, the electricity market regulations as well as consumers and governance rules for the Energy Union. The proposed changes refer, inter alia, to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).


To initiate the debate in Poland on how these changes affect the building sector in particular, BPIE organised a workshop, held in Warsaw on March 20, 2017, inviting key stakeholders and interested parties to discuss BPIE’s proposed amendments and to garner feedback from those engaged in the sector in Poland. The workshop was attended by 37 representatives of public administration, business, non-governmental organizations, media, research and finance (see list in the Annex section). The result of the joint work is presented in a document with key messages.


The main points of the Polish stakeholders’ position are summarised below:

  • Including ambient air quality aspects in the EPBD and EED
  • Strengthening the role of National Building Renovation Strategies
  • Increasing the effectiveness of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) as a tool improving the energy efficiency of buildings
  • Clarifying the definition of nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs)
  • Clarifying the Smartness Indicator and optimising the building's technical systems
  • Clarifying the link between electro-mobility and energy efficiency of buildings
  • Increasing the effectiveness of monitoring building technical systems


By publishing the conclusions of the workshop, BPIE hopes that the collective views of key Polish stakeholders will help the further work on the Package and contribute to a better understanding of the Polish needs in this area.


The policy paper is available in English and in Polish.


Please see relevant BUILD UP publication here.