Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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The proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) was put forward by the Commission as part of the package ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’. The main objective of this proposal is to accelerate the cost-effective renovation of existing buildings. The building sector is the largest single energy consumer in Europe, absorbing 40% of final energy and about 75% of buildings are energy inefficient.

The Commission proposes to update the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive ('EPBD) by integrating long term building renovation strategies (Article of 4 Energy Efficiency Directive), supporting the mobilisation of financing and creating a clear vision for a decarbonised building stock by 2050; encouraging the use of ICT and smart technologies to ensure buildings operate efficiently. The proposal introduces building automation and control systems as an alternative to physical inspections, encourages the roll-out of the required infrastructure for e-mobility, and introduces a smartness indicator to assess the technological readiness of the building to interact with their occupants and the grid and to manage themselves efficiently.

Rapporteur: Bendt Bendtsen (EPP)
Shadows: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D), Edward Czesak (ECR), Morten Helveg Petersen (ALDE), Florent Marcellesi (GREENS/EFA), Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE-NGL), Dario Tamburrano (EFDD), Barbara Kappel (ENF)