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On 25 February 2015, the Commission adopted “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”. The publication of this strategy created a new momentum to bring about the transition to a low-carbon, secure and competitive economy and to deliver on one of the 10 priorities of the Juncker Commission. Click here to view and download : HERE
What are the new actions from the Commission to enhance the energy efficiency of the building sector?
Buildings represent 40% of EU final energy consumption and about a quarter of non-ETS direct greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings have a huge potential for energy efficiency gains: around 75% of the EU housing stock is energy-inefficient and more than 2/3 of the stock is expected to remain in use in 2050. Yet, only a small proportion of the stock undergoes major renovation each year.
The Commission is currently reviewing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive with a view to making the legislation fit for a 2030 perspective. A smart financing for smart buildings initiative is also foreseen for 2016, with a view to improve access to funding and stimulate investment in the buildings sector.