Commission launches a public consultation on the revision of the Directive on the energy performance of buildings


The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

This legislation will be overhauled in order to align it with the ambition of the European Green Deal to stimulate the renovation of buildings in the EU and help achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

All stakeholders are invited to share their points of view. view over the next 12 weeks, until June 22, on how to increase and improve building renovations, achieve a highly energy efficient and carbon-free building stock by 2050 and to allow more accessible and affordable financing as part of the recovery and resilience plans by using the €750 billion of the recovery plan.

The results of this consultation will feed into the legislative proposal foreseen before the end of the year, as announced in the Commission work program for 2021. This revision of the EPBD is an essential element of the strategy on the 'Wave of renovation” published in 2020 and will be part of the measures the Commission will present to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels, and will be accompanied by a review of the Energy Efficiency Directive.

Further details are available here.