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The Renovation Wave Strategy and Action Plan: Designed for success or doomed to fail? A review and gap analysis of the Renovation Wave

Is the Renovation Wave action plan leading to adequate measures, putting the EU on track to achieve its 2030 climate objectiv (...)

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Carbon performance a necessary complement to energy performance: EU buildings’ policy should address the carbon footprint of construction, says BPIE

BRUSSELS, 17 May 2021 – The EU’s forthcoming revision of legislation for buildings and construction is a critical opportunity (...)

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Introducing Whole-life Carbon metrics: Recommendations for highly efficient and climate-neutral buildings

With the drive towards reducing in-use energy to “nearly zero”, sources of carbon emissions from buildings, beyond in-use (...)

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European Commission should intensify political action in 2021 to align Renovation Wave with EU Climate Targets, says BPIE.

In its new analysis published May 3rd, BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) urges the European Commission to intensi (...)

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On-bill schemes to deliver the Renovation Wave and economic recovery: RenOnBill policy briefing

Accessible, easy and sufficient funding is key to speed up renovations in the EU. The EU Renovation Wave strategy, published (...)

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Long-Term Renovation Strategies not on track to deliver climate-neutrality by 2050, indicating need for full revision of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

A new report launched by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) finds that EU Member States continue to underplay (...)

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Climathon 2020: Citizens across the globe are eager to contribute to a post-COVID sustainable recovery

Over 4,500 citizens from around the world will join forces and take action this week-end as part of EIT Climate-KIC’s Climath (...)

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The European Renovation Wave: From Words to Action

The building sector, as it stands today, is a major contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union. (...)

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Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Universities

The third in a four-part mini-series of interactive online events for local authorities, educational institutions and others (...)

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Press release: BPIE publishes Action Plan to support economic recovery and launch a renovation wave for Europe’s buildings

BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has released its latest publication, “An Action Plan for the renovation (...)

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RICS supports Construction 2050 - A New vision for the European Construction sector

As part of the European Construction Forum, RICS and other leaders representing the European construction industry call for (...)

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New briefing from BPIE: Policy Innovation for Building Renovation – How can policy innovation scale up the decarbonisation of the building stock in Europe?

A policy innovation for building renovation is a new policy, regulation, support scheme, programme or service that intends (...)

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Low-carbon energy finance: new insights for modelers and policy makers

While many studies analyse the innovation, diffusion, and cost developments of low-carbon energy technologies, little resea (...)

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PUBLENEF Final Conference

A new Energy Efficiency Directive has been agreed upon and Europeans now have their new target: 32,5% for 2030. Public author (...)

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Australian PM to reject climate policy after challenge to leadership

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has dropped the proposal to decrease greenhouse gas emissions after facing a (...)