ETICS support Europe’s political ambitions

Following the Paris Agreement the European Commission announced in 2020 its ambitions to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent, leading Europe into a cleaner and healthier future. Policies aim to limit the global warming and to ensure Europe’s contribution to fight climate change. Basically, this comes along with a package of policy instruments such as

  • the European Green Deal
  • the Renovation Wave Strategy
  • the EU Climate Law
  • the Circular Economy Strategy
  • and many others.

To make sure that European countries will be on track, the European Commission in negotiations with the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed to step-up already the 2030 objectives. The 2030 EU Climate Target plan foresees an intermediate 55% CO2 reduction target by 2030 compared to 1990 emissions. The Fit-for-55 legislative package will set the scene. Inter alia it will include

  • the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)
  • the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
  • the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

ETICS can significantly contribute to achieving Europe’s ambitions:

  • Being responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of its CO2 emissions, Europe’s building stock offers a huge leverage to fight against the climate change.
  • Minimizing the energy demand of the building stock eases the shift to renewable sources. This saves renewable energy potential needed for other sectors to make the energy transition happen.
  • ETICS protect external walls from the elements, supporting the durability of the building structure. ETICS have proven in practice their durability and long-term performance.
  • The ETICS sector takes responsibility for the sustainability and the circularity of systems.

EAE members stand ready to actively support the energy transition. And ETICS can do more

See also EAE’s input to consultations and our position papers.

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