The aim of the revision is to focus and implement provisions that are central to boosting building renovation. We strongly support the proposal to amend and tighten up the Energy Performance of Building Directive to boost building renovation. However, this cannot be done without the support of non-regulatory measures.

Energy efficiency must not be seen as a goal alone but should be seen in the context with other sources of CO2 emissions such as material use, and over the life span of the building from construction to operation and disposal/renovation/reuse.