HIGHLIGHTS

A public consultation on the revised Climate, Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines (CEEAG) is ongoing until 2 August 2021: https://ec.europa.eu/competition-policy/public-consultations/2021-ceeag_en Section 2 of the draft revised guidelines is dedicated to aid for the improvement of the energy and environmental performance of buildings....

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has launched a short survey to collect impressions about BUILD UP, the European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Read more information at https://cinea.ec.europa.eu/news/help-us-improve-build-european-portal-energy-efficiency-buildings-2021-05-19_en or go directly to the survey at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/3eaa322a-b177-c297-a59c-de5064782c2e...

The CA EPBD has been updating Country Reports on the status of Implementation of the EPBD in 2020. The first public COUNTRY REPORTS 2020, including Key Implementation Decisions (KIDs), are gradually made available in the CA EPBD database of publications accessible here. This currently includes 2020 updates for Austria, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom – Northern Ireland, and United Kingdom – Scotland.  ...

The European Commission has published a preliminary analysis of 13 member state long-term renovation strategies (LTRS), aimed at disseminating good practices from the policies and measures put forward by national governments. The Staff Working Document covers those LTRS’s that were submitted to the Commission by mid-November last year. The analysis will also feed into the implementation of the Renovation Wave strategy, the Commission’s ongoing analysis of the national recovery and resilience plans and broader work on promoting energy efficiency. https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/commission-analysis-highlights-good-practices-long-term-renovation-strategies-2021-mar-31_en  ...

A series of 5 workshops are organised by DG ENER aiming at obtaining stakeholders input to the preparation of the EPBD revision. The first three of them being: Workshop 1: Setting a vision for buildings and a decarbonised buildings stock, Wednesday 31 March 2021, from 9h00 to 12h00, CET Workshop 2: Minimum energy performance standards for existing buildings, Thursday 15 April 2021, from 9h00 to 12h00, CET Workshop 3: Strengthening buildings information tools (with focus on EPC), Thursday 29 April 2021, from 9h00 to 12h00, CET (https://ec.europa.eu/info/events/workshops-preparation-revision-epbd/workshop-strengthening-buildings-information-tools-focus-epc-2021-apr-29_en?pk_campaign=ENER%20Newsletter%20April%202021) ...

On 30 March 2021, the European Commission launched an open public consultation on revising the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) in the context of the European Green Deal ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The feedback from this consultation will feed into the Commission’s preparation of legislative proposals for revising the directive, which is intended for publication before the end of the year. The consultation is available here in the period 30 March 2021 - 22 June 2021. For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/public-consultation-launched-revising-energy-performance-buildings-directive-2021-mar-30_en...

Two regulations on the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings, published by DG ENER in Eur-Lex on 21 December 2020, entered into force on 10 January 2021: Regulation (EU) 2020/2155 for the Delegated Act – establishing an optional common European scheme (definition and calculation methodology) Regulation (EU) 2020/2156 for the Implementing Act – detailing the different technical implementation modalities...

In 2020, the European Commission presented its ‘Renovation Wave’ strategy to boost energy renovation of buildings in the EU. This strategy contains an action plan with: regulatory, financing and enabling measures; and the goal of at least doubling the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030. This goal requires, among others, a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU, EPBD) with focus on provisions that are central to boosting building renovation. The Commission usually provides a roadmap to define the scope of the envisaged revision. The roadmap describes the problem to be tackled and objectives to be met, explains why EU action is needed, outlines policy options and describes the main features of the consultation strategy. In the case of the EPBD revision, the roadmap is replaced by an inception impact assessment. The aim of this assessment is to analyse in more detail the issue to be addressed, whether...

On 14 Οctober 2020, the European Commission published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. With this, the Commission initiates a series of actions to double renovation rates in the next ten years, in order to cut emissions, boost recovery and reduce energy poverty, among which: Introducing stronger regulations, standards and information on the energy performance of buildings: the 2021 review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive will include a phased introduction of mandatory minimum energy performance standards for existing buildings and the possible introduction of a deep renovation standard, updated rules for Energy Performance Certificates, a possible extension of building renovation requirements for the public sector and a proposal on Building Renovation Passports and Digital Building Logbooks; the 2021 review of the Renewable Energy Directive will consider strengthening the renewable heating and cooling target and introducing a minimum renewable energy level in buildings. Ensuring...