An EU consultation is now taking place on the Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. This consultation aims to seek views from different stakeholders and citizens on the improvements to be made to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive was announced by the Renovation Wave communication adopted on 14 October 2020. The objective of this revision is to boost renovation rates and to contribute to the achievement of the EU’s climate and energy objectives.
The Renovation Wave already indicated some specific aspects which will be addressed in the revision of the EPBD, namely: the phased introduction of mandatory minimum energy performance standards for all types of buildings (public and private), an update of the framework for Energy Performance Certificates, the introduction of Building Renovation Passports and the introduction of a ‘deep renovation’ standard in the context of financing and building decarbonisation objectives. The requirements for new buildings and measures fostering sustainable mobility are also considered to be updated in line with the enhanced climate ambition of the European Green Deal and the Climate Target Plan 2030. This includes addressing resource efficiency and circularity principles in order to reduce whole lifecycle emissions, digitalisation in design, construction and operation of buildings, climate resilience and health and environmental requirements, as well as accessibility for persons with disabilities, and energy poverty, requires consideration.
The consultation can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12910-Revision-of-the-Energy-Performance-of-Buildings-Directive-2010-31-EU and responses are required by 22 June.