HIGHLIGHTS

The EPBD CA database of publications is a self-standing, public and dynamic online version of structured information from the EPBD CA, which allows for direct access to a specific country theme, section or Key Indicators & Decisions table, and a cross reference of that specific information from several country reports or KI&Ds tables next to each other. At the closure of the EPBD CA V and the commencement of EPBD CA VI, the database of publications holds: 32 Country reports on the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2018/844/EU amending Directive 2010/31/EU) and related regulations; 31 tables with countries’ relevant Key Indicators & Decisions (KI&Ds); 8 Thematic Reports summarising the outcomes of the discussions of designated experts’ meetings. Consult the CA EPBD database here....

On behalf of the CA EPBD V, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency hosted, on 15 & 16 September 2022 in Amsterdam, an in-depth workshop and study visit titled ‘Financing the Renovation Wave’. The workshop consisted of a mix of plenary presentations, panel discussions and site visits. The workshop was attended by 72 CA EPBD V representatives from all Member States and gave valuable insights into solutions to make large scale building renovations affordable! Site visits: Van der Pek district (project in the national programme ‘Districts off the natural gas grid’) MeerEnergieWatergraafsmeer Senso I and II: mega renovation project of 935 homes ready to get off the natural gas grid Noord Energy community including ‘Schoon Schip’ ARTIS zoological garden ...

On 15 December 2021, the European Commission published a proposed revision of the directive on the energy performance of buildings (COM(2021) 802 final). With this proposal the Commission aims to upgrade the existing regulatory framework to reflect higher ambitions and more pressing needs in climate and social action, while providing EU countries with the flexibility needed to take into account the differences in the building stock across Europe. It also sets out how Europe can achieve a zero-emission and fully decarbonised building stock by 2050. The final directive is expected in 2023. More information at: https://energy.ec.europa.eu/topics/energy-efficiency/energy-efficient-buildings/energy-performance-buildings-directive_en#:~:text=The%20Directive%20amending%20the%20Energy,and%20to%20increase%20building%20renovations...

The CA EPBD is progressively reporting on the collective EU-wide overview on the development of EPBD policies across Europe through individual Thematic Reports. The Thematic Reports, summarising the discussions which took place among CA EPBD experts during the CA EPBD 2018-2022 plenary sessions, are gradually made available in the CA EPBD database of publications accessible here....

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 V has been updating Country Reports on the status of Implementation of the EPBD in 2020. The public COUNTRY REPORTS 2020, including Key Indicators & Decisions (KI&Ds), are gradually made available in the CA EPBD database of publications accessible here.    ...

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) ...