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.

Op-ed: Buildings Renovation: a European energy hero (FORESIGHT)

Published by FORESIGHT on: 27 April 2022 | The European Union wants to reduce reliance on Russian energy imports. For this to work, a pan-EU Taskforce with the sole purpose of improving energy efficiency in buildings must be established, says Adrian Joyce of Renovate Europe.

Op-ed: Sitting on our hands is no longer an option (ECEEE)

Published by ECEEE on: 25 Feb 2022 | The predicted invasion of Ukraine by Russia has occurred.  There are dark days ahead and consequences for all Europeans.  With his actions, President Putin has further jeopardised the energy security of the EU as too much of our primary energy is sourced from Russia, mostly passing through Ukraine.  We must act now on several fronts, not least in our homes and workplaces by moving urgently to energy renovate them.

Op-ed: Better data needed to manage our buildings (Euractiv)

Published by Euractiv on: 8 December 2021 | Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have immense, as-yet untapped potential to help Europe decarbonise. But the methodology that underpins them must be revamped first, argues Adrian Joyce, who is calling for reform as part of the upcoming revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

Op-ed: A piecemeal approach on energy standards for buildings won’t work (Euractiv)

Published by Euractiv on: 26 November 2021 | Decarbonising Europe’s building stock requires robust Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), not a piecemeal approach that fails to regulate buildings that are ripe for renovation projects, writes Adrian Joyce.