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March 14, 2023

EU Parliament approves the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive!

The EPBD includes unprecedented energy efficiency standard on mortgages to unlock the renovation wave
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February 8, 2023

The European Central Bank has its say on the energy performance of EU buildings. Here’s why this is a good news

Last month the European Central Bank (ECB) published its own opinion on the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – a key directive currently under review by EU institutions, on which we have focused our campaigning efforts in the last year. Overall, the ECB supports the directive, which…
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January 11, 2023

Help people heat homes! Our demonstration at the European Parliament

Today our activists and partners demonstrated in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, calling on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to help people heat homes.
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March 14, 2023

EU Parliament approves unprecedented energy efficiency standard on mortgages to unlock the renovation wave

Strasbourg, March 14th  Today the European Parliament has adopted its position on the proposed revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which includes unprecedented measures to involve banks in the financing of renovation. During a plenary session on Tuesday 14th March, the Parliament adopted (343 votes in favour,…
Press Release

February 9, 2023

EU Parliament’s energy committee adopts ambitious position on EPBD directive!

In a vote this morning, the European Parliament’s committee on energy adopted an ambitious position on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings directive
Blog

January 11, 2023

Activists demonstrate in front of the European Parliament in Brussels: “Help people heat homes”

MEPs from several parties met them, saying Europe will do its part
Press Release

August 3, 2022

Unlocking home renovation in Europe

Three demands to unleash affordable financing for energy-efficient homes Everyone should be able to live in comfortable and healthy homes. Yet, most of the buildings in the EU are old and do not provide good housing conditions. The walls of our homes are not able to retain or…
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July 2, 2022

Financing a deep renovation wave

Recovery and beyond The European Union has a total of 260 million building units, which represent 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of our greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest single energy consumer and carbon emitter in the EU. Building is the mother of all…
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July 1, 2022

Money looking for a home

How to make the ECB’s negative interest rates pay for building renovations This policy paper proposes to turn the European Central Bank’s Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs) programme into a dedicated financial instrument to scale up bank loans for energy efficiency and building renovations.
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