Highlights from the new Clean Energy Package – on buildings

Yesterday, the European Commission released important pieces of the European energy legislation, gathered in the previously-called Winter Package, now renamed Clean Energy for All Europeans, placing consumers at the heart of the EU’s energy strategy.

Two major online data portals launched this day:

  • The EU Building Stock Observatory, managed by BPIE, is a comprehensive database of the building stock characteristics in EU28, monitoring the implementation of relevant EU Directives in Member States by presenting 250 indicators; and
  • The EEFIG De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP), an open source database of 7,800 energy efficiency investment projects (including 5,094 buildings’ projects), disclosing market data to increase transparency, facilitate performance monitoring and benchmarking, and highlight the economic rationale for more energy efficiency investments in Europe. BPIE is part of the consortium collecting data and managing the platform.

The package includes sets of legislative measures and several communications

Proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, including:

  • The requirement for Member States to establish long-term national renovation strategies with clear milestones for 2030 (previously under the Energy Efficiency Directive)
  • The introduction of a smartness indicator rating the readiness of a building to adapt to the needs of the occupant and the grid and to improve its performance
  • Requirements for electro-mobility infrastructure
  • Requirements for building automation and energy monitoring systems as an alternative to inspections
  • A Staff Working Document showing best practices of improved energy performance in buildings

Proposal for a revised Energy Efficiency Directive, including:

  • A binding 30% energy efficiency target for 2030
  • The extension of  annual energy savings obligations for Member States beyond 2020
  • Access for consumers to consumption information
  • Criteria to be used to establish which energy savings can be counted by Member States for Article 7

A communication on accelerating clean energy in buildings

The Eco-design working plan 2016-2019

Proposals related to the electricity market and consumers, including provisions that contribute to the deployment of smart buildings:

Proposals for a Governance of the Energy Union Regulation

Proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive

Communication on accelerating clean energy innovation

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