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EuroWindoor feedback on the proposal to recast the Energy Efficiency Directive

Brussels, 19 November 2021 – EuroWindoor answered the public consultation of the European Commission on the proposal to recast the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The revision is needed to achieve the climate goals by 2030 and 2050 as the building sector is responsible for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of the greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, it is one of the most important points to decarbonize the building stock.

EuroWindoor, as representatives of the European window, door and façade sector, welcomes the revision of the EED and hopes to be able to provide further feedback. As part of the Green Deal the recast of the EED goes alongside with the revision of the EPBD for which EuroWindoor provided feedback as well. A close alignment between the EED and EPBD is especially important as they have massive implications for the building sector. Unclarities between them could be fatal.

The legal introduction of the Energy Efficiency First (EE1) Principle is an important step and highly anticipated by EuroWindoor. With the EE1 the decarbonization of the building sector goes further along as it helps taking account of cost-efficient energy efficiency measures. Further the European Commission extended the 3% minimum renovation obligation for Member States to meet NZEB standards to all buildings owned by public authorities. This is a strong sign and catalyst for local authorities to follow.

EuroWindoor fully supports the binding targets of 39%-41% reduction of primary energy consumption at EU level by 2030 but strongly recommends that the Member States should set national targets and make specific plans e.g., sector-specific targets.

For further details and aspects please see the EuroWindoor feedback:

EuroWindoor feedback on the proposal to recast the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) (November 2021)

EuroWindoor answer to the consultation on the revision of the EPBD (June 2021)


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