Together with 12 other European associations, EFIEES has co-signed a letter calling for efficient and flexible renovations in the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) revision.

This letter was sent to Frans Timmermans and Kadri Simson supporting the intention to revise the EPBD and to recommend it applies the Energy Efficiency First principle in a way that stimulates integrated renovations aiming at highly energy-efficient, renewable-based and flexible buildings integrated in the increasingly variable energy system.

The letter includes, among others, the following recommendations:

  • Ensure new buildings are energy efficient and renewable-based from 2025.
  • Easily accessible support measures for lower-income houses & businesses to meet the MEPS.
  • Strengthen and harmonise Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), also with the support of Energy Performance Contracting (EnPC)
  • Recommendations on EPCs on how to improve buildings’ energy performance.

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