Towards a fit-for-55 EU Building stock

  • High-Level Roundtable in Brussels

A discussion with:

MEP Radan Kanev, Active Member of the EEF


Moderated by Pascale Verheust, Director General of the EEF

The EEF held a High-Level Roundtable on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) Directive, chaired by EEF Active Member MEP Radan Kanev, ENVI Rapporteur for Opinion on the proposal.

Our chair discussed with the EEF Associate Members how to make the EU building stock fit for 55.

In particular, he was interested in hearing the industry’s perspective on how to create successful private financing schemes, on the link between the EU ETS and the EPBD, as well as on how best to design the methodology for measuring the buildings’ full life-cycle CO2 emissions.

Both MEP Kanev and the Associate Members also stressed the importance of raising consumer awareness and avoiding too high costs. They shared examples from different Member States of schemes providing incentives to citizens to renovate their houses, exchanging on both their success and limitations.

As the stakeholders present came from many diverse sectors of the energy industry, the discussion ranged from construction material to the ban on boilers powered by fossil fuels and the introduction of smart meters.

Thanks to all of them for their captivating insights!