GEN – 735.00. The European Commission has launched a new database on the EU’s building stock to monitor the energy performance of buildings across Europe. This Observatory has been designed to speed-up the EU’s clean energy transition and will be accompanied by the proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings.
The EU Building Stock Observatory tracks many different aspects including:
energy efficiency levels in buildings in individual EU countries and the EU as a whole
different certification schemes and how they are implemented
financing available for renovating buildings
energy poverty levels across the EU
The move aims to encourage the use of innovative and smart technologies to ensure that buildings operate efficiently and aims to boost renovation rates – which currently stand at just 1% of the total building stock.
Initially mainly the residential building stock is considered.
Of note is that the proposal for the revised Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) aims at a unified expression for the energy performance of buildings: kWh/(m².y). When adopted, this will require changes to the national or regional implementation of the EPBD that are not using this unit.
Link to the database:
The link to the EPBD proposal and related documents: