In the context of the ongoing negotiations in the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament on the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), CEOs and high-level representatives of 34 industry leaders in the energy efficiency market call for ambitious and future-proof EPBD.
This crucial piece of legislation must align the 3 ingredients to boost dormant renovation rates:
- A solid Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) regime: Establishing MEPS in the EU will encourage investments throughout the renovation value chain, unlock further production capacity and help companies optimise training programmes. Clear timelines and benchmarks will also help homeowners to better plan their renovation works whilst improving living conditions for millions of citizens.
- Increased access to quality information and guidance: One Stop Shops and information tools such as Energy Performance Certificates, Renovation Passports and the Smart Readiness Indicator must be rolled out to facilitate and simplify renovation works.
- New instruments are needed to mobilise finance: EU and national funds can be used more efficiently to cut costs for homeowners, and dedicated mortgage portfolio standards and renovation loans can facilitate access to finance.
Among the signatories: numerous member companies of EAE, the European association for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems.