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Review of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (GEN – 1232.00)

03 May 2021

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Review of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (GEN – 1232.00)

03 May 2021

2 min read

GEN – 1232.00. The review of the EPBD started with a Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment that could be commented upon until 22 March 2021. Since then, a Public Consultation has been launched that runs until 22 June 2022. The Commission has also tasked the consultant Trinomics to gather stakeholder views through hosting stakeholder workshops.

Roadmap and Public Consultation

Eurovent is one of the 243 contributors to the Roadmap that ran from 22 February to 22 March 2021. The Public Consultation started on 30 March and runs until 22 June 2021.

The questionnaire of the Public Consultation is attached as GEN – 1232.02 and can also be found in the ‘Related documents and links’ section.

Stakeholder workshops

To support the review of the EPBD, the Commission has tasked the Trinomics to set up 5 stakeholder workshops to collect views and input from a wide range of stakeholders. The stakeholders are asked to engage and responded to the statements/questions listed as items for the workshops.

More than 100 participants attended the first three workshop, including some representatives of the manner in which these are run is slightly chaotic with stakeholders making statements that do not always respond to the initial questions, nor in a concise way.

The Commission DG Energy was represented by Stefan Moser, Head of Unit and Serena Pontoglio, Policy Officer. The consortium of Trinomics included Frank Gérard, Nora Cheikl, Irati Artola and Andreas Hermelink of Guidehouse.

Up to now no minutes have appeared. It is very likely that these would be a compilation of the chat messages during the online meetings and input provided separately by stakeholders.

The first three took place addressing specific items.

31 March – Workshop 1: Setting a vision for buildings and a decarbonised buildings stock:

  • New metrics for long-term decarbonisation
  • Missing elements of the existing legal framework
  • Prioritised EPBD provisions to be revised
  • Linkages to EED, RED II and other EU legislative measures

15 April – Workshop 2: Minimum energy performance standards for existing buildings:

–        Key elements to guarantee a successful roll-out of MEPS

  • Setting an appropriate intensity level
  • First steps setting up a MEPS scheme

29 April – Workshop 3: Strengthening buildings information tools (with focus on EPC:

  • Strengthening the information role of EPCs
  • Strengthening the quality of EPCs and digitalisation
  • Improving the coverage of EPCs

Eurovent response to the first three stakeholder workshops

After each of the stakeholder meetings Eurovent has provided Positions Papers to the Commission and Trinomics. These focus on harmonisation of calculations models and stress the need to integrate Indoor Environmental Quality in the revised EPBD.

The Eurovent responses can be found through the links below.

Recommended actions

Associations and members are recommended to participate in the public consultation.

The national associations would do well in contacting the national authorities that have contributed to the study.

Related documents and links

All related documents and articles can be found in the respective sections in the right sidebar.

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