BPIE's focus is put on analysing the effectiveness of policies and programmes aiming at increasing renewable energy use and reducing energy consumption in the building sector across Europe.
BPIE supports a multifaceted approach to achieve efficiency improvements in buildings, and promotes regulatory measures and financial incentives that lead to the construction and retrofit of net-zero or low-energy buildings. The focus is on ensuring the implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) as well as the financing and delivery of energy efficiency retrofits to existing buildings.
BPIE works together with policy makers to help evidence-based impactful policy making by providing data and knowledge through its Data Hub and with several reports. BPIE also participates in various European Commission-funded projects (EU FP7, Horizon2020 and Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE)): COHERENO, ENTRANZE, CommONEnergy, EASEE, EPISCOPE, ZEBRA2020, Build Up, EmBuild, HRE4, EUCalc.
Our past and current projects focus mainly on key challenges linked to efficient policy implementation. In line with our mission and objectives, our work concentrates on the following areas:
- New buildings
- Renovating the EU building stock
- Supporting policies and instruments
- Buildings data