Energy Performance of Buildings (Directive)
The EU Commission wants to ensure that the energy efficiency of buildings is further increased. The proposed amendment to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is intended to remove "cumbersome" provisions and speed up the energy-related renovation of existing buildings. In cep's view, linking financial support for building renovation to the energy savings achieved, is an improvement on the status quo.
cep also recommends that the existing requirements on nearly-zero-energy buildings be abolished because they prevent the construction of affordable housing. The obligation to set up "smart" recharging points for electric cars is also disproportionate due to the high costs involved.