Renovate Europe addresses Energy Ministers: Energy Renovations - The Climate Change Hero

Energy Renovations – The Climate Change Hero

As Heads of State gather in Bonn for COP23, Renovate Europe has written to the 28 Energy Ministers to draw their attention to the contradiction that exists between your support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the level of ambition in the tripartite negotiations in Brussels on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

The revision of the EPBD holds the potential to create an opportunity for Europe to boost energy renovation in an unprecedented manner.  Delivering on the energy savings potential tied up in our building stock is the best way to ensure that our citizens get the most from concrete action on climate change.

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(…) We therefore urge you to favourably consider the following key improvements for the EPBD, which have been formulated in the Parliament’s position (which enjoys full cross-party support) on the file:

  1. A clear, ambitious 2050 nZEB[1] Vision for the building stock that puts energy efficiency first;
  2. Long-term national renovation strategies, equipped with milestones at 2030 and 2040, that make a difference by boosting renovation rate and depth and equipped with measurable progress indicators;
  3. Maximise the positive impact of energy renovation for the economy and for the health and comfort of citizens through the adoption and use of the best tools and solutions for the building envelope, heating and/or cooling systems and control of energy flows and the use of appropriate methods to measure and report progress in line with the efficiency first principle (a matter for Annexe I of the EPBD).

[1] Nearly Zero Energy Building – the requirement of the current EPBD for all new buildings

 

Download the full letter that was sent to your Minister, and the accompagnying Annexe on EPBD – How to Maximise the Positive Impact for Citizens:

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Austria)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Belgium)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Bulgaria)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Croatia)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero, (Czech Republic)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Cyprus)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Denmark)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Estonia)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Finland)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (France)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Germany)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Greece)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Hungary)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Ireland)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Italy)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Latvia)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Lithuania)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Luxembourg)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Malta)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (the Netherlands)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Poland)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Portugal)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Romania)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (SK)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Slovenia)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Spain)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (Sweden)

Letter – Energy Renovation of Buildings, the Climate Change Hero (the UK)