The proposed EPBD: a step in the right direction – press release

On Wednesday, 15th of December the Commission proposed the revision of the EPBD- an essential part of the EU’s Fit for 55 package. With the EU building stock responsible for 36% of EU greenhouse gas emissions and the current renovation rate of 1% per year, this revision is key to adopting legislation capable of achieving the 55% emission reduction target.

Hans Smid, President of eu.bac, said:

“eu.bac supports the new proposal unveiled yesterday by the European Commission. The Building Automation and Controls Industry welcomes the efforts to cut emissions while ensuring faster renovations result in future-proof, smart and healthy buildings. While we work at new legislation, we would nonetheless call once again the Commission to do whatever it takes to fully enforce existing measures of the EPBD which are not yet implemented by Member States”.

Peter Hug, Managing Director of eu.bac, noted:

“The European Commission took a step in the right direction: the new proposal includes a number of measures able to deliver a real impact for the health and well-being of citizens and, at the same time, digitalize and decarbonize the building stock” but, he continues, “however, there’s still room for improvement and eu.bac will do its part, providing policymakers and stakeholders with new suggestions in the coming months”.

Read and download the full press release here