How the EU Renovation Wave can accelerate climate action. A debate on EU best practices for the renovation of buildings, in terms of improving their energy efficiency.
On 11 July, at the Library of Castilla y León in Valladolid, the “EPBD Workshop: Best European Practices” will be held, with the aim of discussing the best EU practices for the renovation of buildings in the current framework of climate acceleration through the Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy efficiency of these buildings.
The workshop aims to support the early and ambitious adoption of the revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), currently under discussion in trilogues. It has been promoted by the Alliance for a Climate Ambitious Spanish Presidency of the European Council, in collaboration with the Spanish EPBD Driving Group and organised by: AEICE – Clúster Hábitat Eficiente, AUS – Arquitectura i Sostenibilitat – Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Cataluña, Climate Strategy & Partners, ECODES, Eco-union, Fundación Conama and Green Building Council España.
The Renovation Wave aims to double the annual rate of energy renovation of buildings by 2030. This is a complex task for Europe and for Spain, where energy efficiency plays a key role in meeting its energy security and climate change targets. Energy efficiency is key when Europe’s citizens are bearing the effects of rising energy costs, the cost of living crisis and the climate emergency.