The European Commission organised a public consultation to gather feedback on its EPBD recast proposal, published in December 2021. EFIEES has answered to the consultation to reiterate our messages on the directive and emphasize some key points.
We welcome the European Commission’s proposal to recast the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), and notably the focus on cost-effectiveness, as it is of utmost importance to decarbonise the building sector and especially worst-performing buildings, to ensure a just and efficient transition. Yet we reminded two important elements:
1) On the top of accelerating renovation rate, the EPBD should also focus on dynamic energy performance and further promotion of effective energy management
2) Linking energy and environmental performance, especially at a district level, is needed to ensure an effective roll-out of EPBD tools.