Commission Adoption: Revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
Source: EU Commission.
The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is part of the 2021 Commission Work Programme “Fit for 55” package and complements the other components of the package proposed in July 2021 , setting the vision for achieving a zero-emission building stock by 2050. As already indicated in the Climate Action Plan , it is a key legislative instrument to deliver on the 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation objectives. It follows up on key components of the three focus areas of the Renovation Wave Strategy , including the intention to propose mandatory minimum energy performance standards, following an impact assessment looking at their scope, timeline, phasing in and accompanying support policies. Given the need for appropriate consultation and impact assessment processes, the proposed revision could only come slightly later than the first set of “Fit for 55” initiatives adopted in July 2021.
A feedback consultation is open from 15 December 2021 - 10 February 2022. Click here for more information.