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Buildings in the EU: highly energy-efficient and money-saving by 2050

New measures to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050 were agreed by the Industry and Energy Committee.

Rules to channel the focus towards energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness when existing buildings are renovated in the EU were approved on Wednesday 11 October 2017 by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). This updates the Directive for Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) and is part of the “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package.

Bendt Bendtsen (EPP, DK), the ITRE rapporteur in charge of the file, said: “We have achieved a solid majority in Parliament to boost energy efficiency renovations. It is vital that Member States show a clear commitment and take concrete actions in their long-term planning. This includes facilitating access to financial tools, showing investors that energy efficiency renovations are prioritised, and enabling public authorities to invest in well-performing buildings."

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Source: © European Union, 2017 – EP