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.

Op-ed: No more time for half-measures on renovation (Euractiv)

Published by Euractiv on: 10 November 2021 | In times of climate crisis, it is no longer acceptable that our buildings swallow up so much of the limited energy resources and leave our citizens so vulnerable to energy price hikes, writes Adrian Joyce. 

Op-ed: Technical Assistance: the wealth-enabler for buildings (ECEEE)

Published by ECEEE on: 28 September 2021 | With most of the National Recovery Plans approved this summer, attention is turning to the core business at hand: spending the money fast, and properly on building renovations. Technical Assistance will be crucial in driving up the rate and depth of renovations across the EU, making sure we leave no one behind.

Op-ed: Public Buildings: The starter cog for the Renovation Wave (ECEEE)

Published by ECEEE on: 20 July 2021 | The review of the EED is an essential cog as the EU gears itself up to at least double the overall renovation rate from its paltry ~1% by the end of the decade, as part of the “Renovation Wave Strategy”. Ensuring public buildings are front and centre in our renovation efforts is an indispensable step.