PRESS RELEASE: Current energy performance of buildings is not sufficient to achieve climate targets
PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, 18th January 2022 – Brussels
Current energy performance of buildings is not sufficient to achieve climate targets
According to a study published today by the European Building Performance Institute, EU Member States are not exploiting the full potential of the energy performance of new buildings needed to meet the EU’s climate targets by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050.
Green energy expert in the European Parliament Jutta Paulus comments:
“Europe needs the energy policy triad of more energy efficiency, more renewable energies and the expansion of the energy infrastructure.
Energy efficiency must finally move into the focus of energy and climate policy measures, otherwise the EU climate targets are unattainable. In its report, the European Building Performance Institute impressively shows that decarbonisation in new buildings must be faster and more uniform. The new EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is our great opportunity to achieve improvements in the energy demand of buildings and the use of renewables to power them.”
Link to the BPIE Report