Business leaders co-sign op-eds throughout Europe calling for an ambitious EPBD

Leading companies in the construction market throughout the European Union highlight in respective co-signed op-eds on national media the key role the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) can play to cut the dependence of homes and buildings in Europe on imports of fossil fuels.

The following two elements are highlighted:

  • The renovation of F/G level public buildings to B/C will signify a decrease in final energy consumption by 90%.
  • Each billion invested to energy efficiency can create 18,000 jobs.

Op-eds have been published in the following countries:

Blogpost: Europe is in energy crisis, let’s look at the solutions (C4E Forum)

“We are living a historical moment, that might mean a new era for many European countries. Looking at the solutions and ways to implement them might be a new restart for green economy transition in many countries in Europe.” writes Katarína Nikodemová.

Blogpost: The Central and Eastern European Region: Front line of the renovation battle (C4E Forum)

It is time to stop beating around the bush and take drastic measures to improve the performance of our buildings and renovation presents itself as the only sustainable option to tackle the ongoing energy security crisis and strengthen the EU’s resilience and independence towards geopolitical or other factors, writes Adrian Joyce.

Op-ed: Eyes to the horizon during a crisis (Energy Monitor)

Published by Energy Monitor on: 26 October 2022 | Building renovations need the same, urgent financial aid as energy price relief to avoid future energy crises in Europe, writes Adrian Joyce.

Op-ed: Spend wisely: Use cohesion funding for energy renovation (Euractiv)

Published by Euractiv on: 20 June 2022 | The EU budget can go a long way toward helping member states achieve higher ambition on energy-efficiency renovation of buildings. But the money must be spent wisely, writes Adrian Joyce.

Op-ed: How to go faster and further on building renovation to sever ties with Russia (Euractiv)

Published by Euractiv on: 27 April 2022 | Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted the EU to start getting serious about its energy policy and cut its reliance on Russia. To do that, building renovation must be a priority in the EU’s REPowerEU Action Plan, due in May, writes Adrian Joyce.