Connected: 97% of buildings in the EU need to be upgraded

Connected: 97% of buildings in the EU need to be upgraded

A decarbonised building stock by 2050 requires the big majority of buildings in the EU to be highly energy efficient, complying, at least, with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) label A. BPIE’s analysis of available EPC data finds that less than 3% of the building stock in the EU qualifies the A-label.

BPIE undertook a detailed analysis of EPC data and finds that 97,5% of the building stock, currently not in the A class, should therefore be upgraded, making obsolete the figure of 75% of the European building stock being ‘energy inefficient’.

The gap between the two figures can be explained by the general assumption that all buildings built before 1990 (and any EU building regulations) are inefficient and all built after are efficient, determining the efficiency level of the EU building stock based on its age. EPCs are currently the only available EU-wide source of information on the energy performance of the building stock. The factsheet brings forward recommendations to ensure that the revised buildings Directive (EPBD) provides clear and effective requirements and support tools for the renovation of the building stock.

Source: BPIE, 2017.


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2018

EmBuild: Beyond energy savings – Accounting multiple benefits of local building renovation (webinar)

EmBuild: Beyond energy savings – Accounting multiple benefits of local building renovation (webinar)

Energy efficient buildings- Plan. Invest. Renovate! (EmBuild Final conference)

Energy efficient buildings- Plan. Invest. Renovate! (EmBuild Final conference)

EmBuild presented at World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels

EmBuild presented at World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels

EmBuild Fifth Steering Committee Meeting in Skopje

EmBuild Fifth Steering Committee Meeting in Skopje

EmBuild present at the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels on March 1st

EmBuild present at the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels on March 1st

Connected: Have you heard about the PROSPECT?

Connected: Have you heard about the PROSPECT?

2017

Connected: Financing energy efficiency in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

Connected: Financing energy efficiency in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

Connected: A snapshot of national renovation strategies- examples from selected EU Member States

Connected: A snapshot of national renovation strategies- examples from selected EU Member States

Connected: Attracting investment in building renovation

Connected: Attracting investment in building renovation

Connected: Renovation in practice

Connected: Renovation in practice

Connected: Financing the future of buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe

Connected: Financing the future of buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe

EmBuild: "Meeting season" has started in the Prahova County, Romania

EmBuild: "Meeting season" has started in the Prahova County, Romania

Announcement: Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit- CROENERGY 2017!

Announcement: Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit- CROENERGY 2017!

EmBuild: Renovation strategy guide

EmBuild: Renovation strategy guide

Announcement: EWRC 2017

Announcement: EWRC 2017

EmBuild: Catalogue of low and no-cost measures

EmBuild: Catalogue of low and no-cost measures

EmBuild: Barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector

EmBuild: Barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector

EmBuild: Are there any wider benefits of deep renovation measures?

EmBuild: Are there any wider benefits of deep renovation measures?

EmBuild: How to motivate stakeholders

EmBuild: How to motivate stakeholders

Connected: Trigger points as a “must” in national renovation strategies

Connected: Trigger points as a “must” in national renovation strategies

2016

Connected: Buildings in the Clean Energy Package – a BPIE guide

Connected: Buildings in the Clean Energy Package – a BPIE guide

Announcement: EUSEW 2016- The EU Sustainable Energy Week

Announcement: EUSEW 2016- The EU Sustainable Energy Week

Connected: National building renovation strategies to curb energy consumption well on track

Connected: National building renovation strategies to curb energy consumption well on track

EmBuild: The project has started!

EmBuild: The project has started!