European Council gave last may 14th his approval to the new directive on the energy performance of buildings
The European Council adopted on may 14th a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings, so completing the final stage in the legislative procedure.
What are the main novelties? This directive improves energy efficiency in buildings and encourages building renovation. Decarbonising the existing, highly inefficient European building stock is one of its long term goals.
In addition, the revised directive promotes cost-effective renovation work, introduces a smartness indicator for buildings, simplifies the inspections of heating and air conditioning systems and promotes electro-mobility by setting up a framework for parking spaces for electric vehicles.
As explained Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria, enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving the quality of life for all of us.
The review of the energy performance of buildings directive amends Directive 2010/31/EU and complements measures under the energy efficiency directive as well as EU legislation on energy efficiency of products. It is part of the Clean Energy package presented by the Commission on 30 November 2016.
You can consult more information in the press release issued by European Council.