The Clean Energy for all Europeans policy package led to the revision of several key pieces of legislation related to the renovation of buildings. Most notable was the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) that now sets a clear direction for the full decarbonisation of the European building stock by 2050. By March 2020, Member States must provide their new renovation strategy to the European Commission (new EPBD requirement), first introduced in 2012 by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
Post date: 10 Apr 2019
In a joint factsheet, BPIE and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recommend the introduction of minimum energy performance standards for rental buildings.
In general, a household is said to be in energy poverty when its members cannot afford to keep adequately warm. The combination of low incomes, energy prices and inefficient housing leads to energy poverty.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
A snapshot of national renovation strategies. Examples from selected EU Member States
This briefing provides a snapshot of measures supporting building renovation in selected Member States as of September 2017. As many national processes are highly dynamic, the situation may change quickly.
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
BPIE undertook a detailed analysis of EPC data and finds that 97,5% of the building stock, currently not in the A class, should therefore be upgraded, making the figure of 75% of the European building stock being ‘energy inefficient’
Post date: 27 Oct 2017
Boosting renovation with an innovative service for home-owners
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
BPIE analysed both EU and non-EU funding streams available in the region that could be used to improve the energy efficiency of the building stock. The analysis found that both funding supply into the region and demand coming from the region should be stepped up.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Only 3% of the public funds that could be used to support energy-efficiency investments in the Central, Eastern and South-East Europe region are dedicated to upgrading buildings, according to analysis by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE).
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
BPIE looks into how the individual Building Renovation Passport (BRP) can drive deep renovation across Europe.
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
The role of the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) in determining the energy performance of buildings
In this BPIE policy brief publication;
BPIE proposes using delivered energy as the main building performance indicator to determine and set requirements for its energy performance.
BPIE argues that the current approach, using the Primary Energy Factors (PEFs) is detrimental to understanding the real energy performance of a building.
Post date: 6 Jul 2017
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).
Post date: 26 Jun 2017