BPIE’s response to the EPBD consultation
BPIE finds that the EPBD has been partially successful
The objective of this consultation was to call on stakeholders for their review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and evaluate whether the directive has met its aims. The consultation also explores issues in relation to the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative and the links of the directive with other energy policy areas. The public consultation launches the review into the directive, which is due by the end of 2016 as required under Article 19 of the directive.
BPIE finds that necessary future EU legislation should consider the following:
- Stimulating higher and deeper energy renovation rates, with attention to technical and economic feasibility, health and comfort-issues.
- A more effective policy landscape to address the problem of fuel poverty across the EU.
- Legislation and support measures have to take into account the multiple benefits of better building performances.
- Future buildings have to be smart and interact with the energy markets.
Find our more on the different topics BPIE gave feedback on by downloading the below document.
BPIE’s submission was referred to in a recent ENDS Europe article.