EPBD Negotiations: NZEB 2050 gets a step closer!

20 December 2017 Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director             The time that remains to avoid catastrophic global warming is rapidly slipping away. It is not just me saying that, and not just Emmanuel Macron. It is also the message that United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA)…

Renovation boosts property prices. Here’s why.

Oped for eceee column, 28 February 2017 By Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director Renovations are not just a precondition for the EU to meet its climate goals; they are an investment that is literally, as safe as houses, if recent studies are to be believed. Every time a house moves up a notch in energy performance, its price gets around the same boost that it would from an extra…

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The winter season and its problems associated with cold homes seem to be far behind, with the summer getting closer. However, this does not mean that the ambitious renovation of the current EU building stock does not have to be pursued. Indeed, as summer draws close, the EU becomes 100% dependent on foreign energy imports, a worrying reality that can largely be solved by pursuing a deep…

Eco-renovations will boost states’ coffers – study

EU governments could raise up to €128bn by 2017 through additional income and corporate taxes and lower social costs from renovation programmes aimed at improving buildings' energy efficiency, a new study has found. In addition, up to €75bn could be saved on energy bills in the public sector by 2020, according to the Copenhagen Economics study commissioned by the European Alliance of Companies…

Renovating Europe’s buildings could boost GDP by €291 billion by 2017

Investing in building renovation could accrue up to €175 billion per year for public finances with an additional “one-off” boost to GDP in the range of €153 to €291 billion for the years up to and including 2017. This is according to a new report prepared by Copenhagen Economics for the Renovate Europe Campaign. The report which was launched at today’s Renovate Europe Day Conference2 , shows…