[Survey] The role of mandatory minimum requirements and their potential impact on increasing the rate of energy retrofits in EU

What are the tangible benefits of mandatory minimum requirements? What are the main risks? Which are the important design features? And what is required from an enabling policy framework? We invite you to take part in the survey, carried out in the context of the one-year study “Lessons learned to inform integrated approaches for the renovation and modernisation of the built environment” commissioned by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy, until April 20, 2020.

BPIE, CLIMACT, CREARA and Ecologic are carrying out a one-year study “Lessons learned to inform integrated approaches for the renovation and modernisation of the built environment” commissioned by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy.  The study aims to inform policy making at the European level in light of progressive building-related policies implemented in EU Member States and beyond. Policy instruments in 23 countries and regions are being analysed to learn from experiences of existing policies and understand barriers and success conditions for their implementation. One part of the study explores the relevance, feasibility and possible scope of additional measures at EU-level in favour of mandatory minimum requirements (MMR) for existing buildings. The study intends to present a range of options and assess their potential impacts and feasibility.

In a stakeholder engagement process, we want to gather your expertise and perspectives: what are the tangible benefits of mandatory minimum requirements? What are the main risks? Which are the important design features? And what is required from an enabling policy framework? The survey can be completed until April 20, 2020It should not take more than 15-20 minutes to complete it. For any questions or comments, please contact us.

Fill in the survey.

 

What are mandatory minimum requirements? 

The Impact Assessment (SWD (2016) 414) accompanying the Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2010/31/EU, now often referred to as EPBD 2018, showed that MMR are effective instruments to achieve the European Union’s long-term targets of achieving a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.
Mandatory minimum requirements may be related to sale, rental or other property transaction based on a minimum energy performance certificate class but are not limited to this. They may also include accompanying measures that help to overcome barriers for implementing mandatory minimum requirements, barriers related to practical implementation and subsidiarity.

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