12 Oct '17, 8am

News from Europe - Green building policy takes key step forward as MEPs vote for strong ambition

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE) yesterday voted to adopt the BENDSTEN report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), providing Parliament with a strengthened position ahead of negotiating talks with the European Council on the final version of the EPBD. The ITRE’s adoption of the report is supported by WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network (ERN) as it will ensure that the contribution of the buildings sector to the overall EU energy efficiency target is maximised through improved national long-term renovation strategies, which will now include milestones and indicators to monitor progress towards 2050 targets. The inclusion of a vision for a Nearly Zero Energy Building Stock by 2050 which calls for buildings to become as energy efficient as possible, with maximum renewable energy supply, is particularly we...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/news-media/european-green-buildin...

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