GCP Europe members welcome the proposal for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to foster deep renovations and deliver on the Renovation Wave targets for 2030. The decarbonisation of the buildings sector is indeed vital to deliver on the EU’s climate and energy objectives, given that buildings are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption.
Our members that include European installers and building professionals for building technologies, plumbing, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump equipment, will play a vital role in implementing many of the building renovations that will take place under this initiative. In this context, we would like to comment on the following points:
- The crucial role of installers
- Supporting the increasing demand for skills
- Smart Readiness Indicator: a binding and harmonised scheme is needed
- Mandatory minimum energy performance standards
- Improvements in indoor environmental quality (IEQ) through mandatory minimum requirements
- Promoting the uptake of smart buildings and technologies
GCP Europe position on the Inception Impact Assessment on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive can be found below.