In December 2019, EBC joined forces with 11 major European clean energy associations in the context of campaign #BetterBuildingsEU. The campaign, initiated by SolarPower Europe, calls for a bold strategy concerning the renovation of the EU building stock to be part of the European Green Deal – with on-site renewables, energy efficiency, and smart energy solutions at its core.

The signatories urge the Commission to ensure that Green Deal policies include simplified and streamlined financing mechanisms accessible to all Europeans; the deployment of strategy to ensure a skilled and knowledgeable workforce in all trades and specialised crafts of the building sector; and the promotion of renovation strategies adapted to the diversity and heterogeneity of the European built environment. The establishment of a multi-level implementation platform for building renovations – engaging decision-makers from the local, national, and European level, as well as representatives from the energy, construction, and financing sectors – will be key to ensuring the delivery of these strategies on the ground.

For more information, click here to read the #BetterBuildingsEU joint letter.