Webinar: Why and How is Technical Assistance the Wealth-enabler for buildings?


Renovate Europe is delighted to announce the webinar “Why and How is Technical Assistance the Wealth-enabler for buildings?”, which is taking place on Tuesday 28 September 2021 (10:30-11:50 CET) via GoToWebinar. Historic amounts of funding will be made available through the EU budget (RRF and MFF), and the main buildings-related legislation (EED and EPBD) will be strengthened to deliver on the Renovation Wave goals. Unfortunately, the crucial role of Technical Assistance in delivering renovation schemes is still vastly underestimated. Technical assistance…

Guide: Applying for Technical Support to Implement the Renovation Wave


What is DG REFORM’s Structural Reform Support? The Directorate-General for Structural Reform and Support (REFORM) is a new DG within the European Commission with the objective of helping EU countries to design and carry out structural reforms, e.g. when designing and implementing the National Recovery and Resilience Plans. The 2021-2027 long-term EU budget allocated nearly €1 billion to provide this type of tailor-made support, which could also significantly improve the absorption rates of EU funding across the Member States. How does DG REFORM’s support…

Public Buildings in the EED: the first cog to set in motion the Renovation Wave


Updating the EU’s energy efficiency directive (EED) gives us the chance to patch a serious shortcoming in the rules concerning public building renovations. Op-ed by Adrian JOYCE, Renovate Europe Campaign Director   Meeting the EU’s essential climate goals means upgrading all our buildings and making sure they use far less energy than they do now. There is no Green Deal without substantial progress in cleaning up our buildings: Europe’s buildings emit more than a third of emissions and soak up 40% of primary energy. The review of the EED is an essential cog…

EPBD revision: How to boost renovation rates and depth in the EU


The revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is a necessary pre-condition to meet the Renovation Wave objectives and to achieve a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.  The stubbornly low renovation rates and depth across the EU to date calls for the need to strengthen the European regulatory and non-regulatory measures for energy renovations in the EPBD. Download full REC recommendations to strengthen the provisions of the EPBD

Renovate Europe Calls for MEPS in its EPBD Roadmap Response


Renovate Europe suggests that both the regulatory measures proposed in Option 3 and the non-regulatory measures proposed in Option 2 must be synchronised in the most effective way in the context of the upcoming revision of the EPBD to boost the rate and depth of renovation across the EU. Download full REC Response to EPBD Roadmap

“Don’t let our most valuable assets crumble away”


Our buildings are worth trillions of euros, yet fears about how to fund renovations are stalling the sector’s green progress. There is plenty of cash out there looking for a home, you just need to know where to look, writes Adrian JOYCE. It is human nature to look after things we find valuable, be it a nice watch, a car or a home. But, whereas motorists are prepared to shell out cash to keep their vehicles roadworthy, building owners hesitate when it comes to maintaining their abodes and offices. That is despite buildings being by far the globe’s most valuable…