The European Copper Institute (ECI) signs a joint letter with 12 organisations leading the energy transition, calling on the European Commission to promote energy-efficient, renewables-based and flexible buildings through the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision.
ECI and 12 other organisations supporting the energy transition call on the European Commission to maximise the opportunity of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision to integrate energy-efficient, renewables-based and flexible buildings into the energy system.
The European Commission is revising the EPBD, and ECI and its co-signatories have stressed several joint recommendations to accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings including digitalisation, automation and future-ready electrical installations.
The integration of the electrified building and transport sectors into the energy system will contribute to system efficiency, renewable energy production and energy storage. The joint recommendations include the application of the Energy Efficiency First principle, requirements for new buildings and renovation targets, Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), support measures, bolstered Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), strengthened e-mobility provisions and technical assistance.