Romania successfully submitted its second renovation strategy to the European Commission
BPIE supports the development of renovation strategies, including in Romania, through evidence-based analysis and by convening national stakeholders.
The development and implementation of national renovation strategies by Member States was agreed in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) in 2012. Article 4 required national governments to present a first version of such a strategy in April 2014, and that this strategy be updated every three years. In April 2017, all Member States should have submitted a revised strategy to the European Commission.
The Romanian government successfully submitted the second iteration of its renovation strategy. The 2014 version was assessed, by both BPIE and the Join Research Center, as being overall compliant with the requirements of Article 4 in terms of touching upon aspects such as: drawing a picture of the national building stock; identifying cost-effective approaches to renovations; as well as policies and measures to stimulate cost-effective deep renovations; developing a forward-looking perspective to guide investment decisions and evidence-based estimations of expected savings and wider benefits. The second versions of these strategies are meant to show an evolution in the way Member States see the decarbonisation of their building stock with an emphasis on implementing policies and specific measures.
Both versions of the Romanian renovation strategy have drawn information from previous BPIE analysis.