Council agrees on stricter rules for energy performance of buildings

On the 25th of October the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meet in Luxembourg. The EU energy ministers gave the green light to revise the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), as part of the Fit for 55 EU climate package.  

The ministers highlighted that to reach the EU climate targets for 2030 and 2050 the building sector is fundamental and stricter rules for the energy performance of buildings are necessary. 

The objectives of the revised directive are the following:  

  • By 2030 all new buildings should be zero-emission.  
  • By 2050 existing buildings should be renovated into zero-emission buildings. 

This decision will enable citizens to save significant amounts of energy. Energy-efficient buildings will improve citizens' quality of life while lowering their energy bills and reducing energy poverty. Negotiation between the EU countries, the European Parliament and the European Commission will now begin, leading to the adoption of a joint text.  

e-SAFE is absolutely on the crest of the wave: as a project focused on the renovation of non-historic buildings from a energetic and seismic efficiency perspective, it’s contributing to give a positive and inspiring example for the EU! 

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For the recording of the meeting click here 


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