Energy efficient & low CO2 buildings with concrete

The review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) provides us with an opportunity to raise the bar in terms of reducing the impact of buildings across Europe by making them more energy efficient. Whilst stakeholders agree that the existing Directive, dating back to 2010, has increased awareness about the importance of this issue,  experience in using the Directive has provided us with some food for thought as to how it could be further improved. With this in mind, the concrete sector has outlined the areas which it would like to see tackled and prioritised.

EPBD consultation preliminary results

On 3 December 2015, the preliminary results of the public consulation on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) were made public by consultants Ecofys. 

EPBD review consultation launched

On 1 July 2015, the European Commission (DG Energy) launched a public consultation on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). 

How can we make our buildings more energy efficient?

Over recent months, much attention has been given to the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Directive (EPBD).  Dating back to 2010, this legislation aims mainly to reduce the energy consumption of buildings.  The European Commission is due to come with a proposal for the revised Directive this autumn.  As a result, many organizations are already outlining their views on which direction this review should take. 

Nearly zero-energy buildings by 2021: are we on track?

2021: this is the year by which the EU hopes that all new buildings will be constructed in such a way that they will consume virtually no energy (Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings).  To achieve this goal, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires Member States to draw up national plans.  So where are we today? 

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