As the EU Renovation Wave aims to double the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and to foster deep renovations, regions and their energy agencies are ready to step-up to the task.
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The EPBD is a cornerstone of EU’s legislation on the energy performance of buildings and its upcoming revision will influence the next decade’s national and regional buildings policies.
Regions and local/regional energy agencies have long been delivery agents of the EPBD, being behind the implementation of many of its provisions: advising on the development and ensuring compliance with minimum energy performance requirements (art.4); optimising technical building systems through energy management systems (art.8); promoting the NZEB standard and providing practical support to achieve it (art.9); developing financial schemes and overcoming market barriers through strategic facilitation actions (art.10); issuing high quality EPC and implementing their recommendations (art.11); informing and activating all relevant stakeholders linked to building renovation projects (art.20).
Based on their experience, FEDARENE responded to the public consultation on the revision of the EPBD, highlighting the need to focus on: