HIGHLIGHTS

With the ambition to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission presented on 11 December 2019 the European Green Deal. This European Commission communication is a package of measures which reset the Commission’s commitment to tackling climate and environmental-related challenges, transforming the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It aims to protect, conserve and enhance the EU's natural capital, and protect the health and well-being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts. Among the proposed measures, the European Grean Deal includes the following ambitions in relation to the buildings sector: engaging in a ‘renovation wave’ of private and public buildings; enforcing the legislation related to the energy performance of buildings; launching work on the possibility of including emissions from buildings...

CA EPBD is organising a public stakeholder workshop on one-stop-shops on Tuesday 10 March 2020, in Sofia. This public event will present successful examples of integrated home renovation services. An overview of one-stop shops across Europe will be provided by the European Commission, and expert speakers from EU funded projects will participate in a roundtable discussion. There will be opportunities for questions and interaction with the audience. More information and a detailed agenda of the event are available here.  ...

The CA EPBD 2015-2018 has collected a wealth of information useful to EPBD national policy experts and other stakeholders. All  key public outputs of the CA EPBD 2015-2018 are gathered in and accessible through one single database, structured around Countries/Regions and Themes. To visit the database go to https://epbd-ca.eu/database-of-outputs...

Two important compilations of the CA EPBD 2015-2018 have just been released: - A compilation of all 34 Country/Region Reports on the status of implementation of the EPBD in 2016-2017. The PDF file of Country reports can be accessed here. - A compilation of all 7 Thematic Reports, summarising the insights from the discussions that took place in the CA EPBD between 2015 and 2018. The PDF file of Thematic reports can be accessed here....

Aiming to ensure a uniform understanding across Member States in the preparation of their transposition measures and effective implementation of the amended Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the European Commission published Recommendations on how EU countries should implement the revised EPBD building renovation provisions into national law. The guidance documents are available at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1557992239852&uri=CELEX:32019H0786. More information at https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/commission-guidance-how-implement-revised-energy-performance-buildings-directive-provisions-building-renovation-2019-may-16_en...

EPBD Key Implementation Decisions (KIDs) are indicators which summarise the status of implementation of the EPBD in a particular area or country.  Below you can access the most recent KIDs arising from the CA EPBD in 2016-2017.

The first series of Thematic Reports from the Concerted Action EPBD 2015-2018 are now available in electronic and PDF format. The Thematic Reports summarise session discussions between CA EPBD participants. To view them click here....