EC Tag

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...