Open Letter: Bringing sustainability & smartness into European Buildings: Let’s not miss the chance brought by the EPBD Revision

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

6 June 2017 – The SEDC together with 14 associations represent millions of jobs in Europe and a wide range of business players which provide, implement and/or use energy technologies and services in buildings published a letter in support of the recently proposed recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the European Commission.

We are, however, convinced that its impact can be improved, creating a win-win situation for Europe’s society, from consumers to market actors and governments. A more ambitious revision of the EPBD will not only reduce building’s energy consumption (currently responsible for 40% of final energy demand), but will also enable a more end-user focused, more decarbonized and more digital energy system.

Thus, We urge EU Members States and the European Parliament to support an ambitious revision of the EPBD and to strengthen key elements of the Commission’s proposal.