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

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

About 75% of the EU building stock is not energy efficient, and 75 to 85% of it will still be in use in 2050. Increasing the current EU renovation rate to at least 2-3% is essential to meet both the EU targets and the Paris commitment. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) sets requirements to increase the performance of a building when the owner decides to carry out a major renovation, but does not foresee any provision to increase the number of renovations, which amounts to about 1% per year. As a result, the legislation affects only a small proportion of Europe’s buildings. The revision proposed by the European Commission in November 2016 does not address how to increase the rate and depth of renovation in any shape or form.

BPIE puts forward recommendations for both EU and Member State levels that could encourage a spur in deep renovations through the inclusion of trigger points in legislation.

What are trigger points? Trigger points are key moments in the life of a building (e.g. rental, sale, change of use, extension, repair or maintenance work) when carrying out energy renovations would be less disruptive and more economically advantageous than in other moments. Taking advantage of these moments would facilitate investment decisions to undertake energy renovation works.

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2018

EmBuild: National roundtables on stakeholder involvement

EmBuild: National roundtables on stakeholder involvement

EmBuild launches its Navigator: a practical guidance for the formulation and implementation of an effective renovation strategy for buildings

EmBuild launches its Navigator: a practical guidance for the formulation and implementation of an effective renovation strategy for buildings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Are there any wider benefits of deep renovation measures?

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

EmBuild: Barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector

EmBuild: Barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector

EmBuild: How to motivate stakeholders

EmBuild: How to motivate stakeholders

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!