Op-ed: Don’t let our most valuable assets crumble away (ECEEE)


Published by ECEEE on: 16 March 2021 | The buildings that support our way of life are worth trillions of euros yet fears about how to fund energy 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, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign.

Op-ed: EU Taxonomy proposals clash with Renovation Wave (ECEEE)


Published by ECEEE on: 10 December 2020 | It is a regulatory clash in the making. In October, the European Commission’s Renovation Wave strategy stressed the importance of renovating at least 35 million buildings to meet a more ambitious 55% by 2030 greenhouse gas reduction objective. But now it risks undermining its good work, with very weak renovation requirements in its draft criteria for climate action-compatible investments.

Op-ed: The Renovation Wave brings a sigh of relief (FORESIGHT)


Published by FORESIGHT on: 27 October 2020 | The European Commission’s Renovation Wave strategy will bring added momentum to the pandemic recovery along with much-needed new standards, and some clarity on financing. On REDay2020, Adrian Joyce from the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency (EuroACE) says the real work to improve the efficiency of Europe’s building stock starts now

Op-ed: Energy renovation is the perfect recovery measure for post-COVID-19


By Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign   As COVID-19 keeps millions of European employees and students at home, and wreaks havoc on our economies, we should already be considering how we can use the EU Green Deal (EGD) to kickstart a rebound in the post-pandemic period. At Renovate Europe, we see energy renovation as a great means to contain the economic fallout. Millions of public sector buildings are currently empty and may remain so – particularly schools – for the coming 3-6 months. Quick action by policy makers, backed with financial stimulus, to support an immediate launch of a “Renovation Wave” would let people return to better, healthier work/study/recovery…

Op-ed: Capturing the untapped benefits of deep energy renovation (Euractiv)


Published by Euractiv on: 4 March 2020 | As the European Green Deal takes shape, it bears repeating that the state of EU buildings holds the potential to make or break whatever energy, emissions and environmental targets are set in the coming months, writes Adrian Joyce.

Op-ed: How building renovations support EU’s “Man on the Moon moment” (ECEEE)


Published by ECEEE on: 14 January 2020 | Launched as “the EU’s Man on the Moon moment”, the European Green Deal is massively ambitious in scope and scale. While we appreciate the breadth of its eight “deeply transformative policies”, Renovate Europe finds that the underpinning roles of energy efficiency and building renovations are not fully considered.