Broadening the scope of the EPBD and strengthened the role of public buildings are positive signals for the importance of renovating the building stock in reaching the climate target for 2030 and 2050. EuroWindoor supports the creation of new instruments to trigger the renovation of the worst performing buildings by introducing Mandatory Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). The improved reliability of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), their expanded scope as well as the shorter validity period will provide a better framework for monitoring and securing the achievement of the agreed energy saving targets.
The EPBD will lead to a legislative framework that will ensure investments that will lead to energy efficient, decarbonised and healthy building. For this a more holistic approach to buildings, i.e., moving beyond energy performance requirements, is needed. EuroWindoor therefore very much welcomes the new provisions in the EPBD revision to better factor in health, comfort and indoor air quality (IAQ) as well as the proposal to expand the scope by including a CO2 emission reduction dimension.
However, EuroWindoor sees the potential to improve the revision of the EPBD to deliver the full potential of the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.
For EuroWindoor the following four points are critical to improve on:
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