European Parliament vote on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Ahead of the vote on the EPBD (11 October), SolarPower Europe calls for ambitious signals from the European Parliament.

Solarpower Europe believes that the upcoming revision of the RED and the EPBD, together with the 2030 climate change and energy transition objectives represent a turning point for setting the basis of a future-oriented regulatory framework for the decarbonization of the building stock.

As storage, automation, or smart appliances, renewables on-site generation, and especially Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) products contribute to transforming the building stock into a zero-emission and ultimately energy-positive sector. This is an essential step towards decarbonization, as the building sector is currently responsible for 36% of the EUs CO2 emissions.

SolarPower Europe calls for an ambitious approach towards the renovation of the building stock through:

  • An ambitious and consistent long-term strategy accompanied with clear milestones
  • A proper regulatory framework for the uptake of smart buildings as one of the pillars of energy-positive buildings
  • The inclusion of renewables on-site-generation as a major potential for the energy performance of buildings

SolarPower Europe has developed a paper emphasizing why the inclusion of renewables on-site solutions must be better considered, and especially innovative solutions such as Building-Integrated Photovoltaics.