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CommONEnergy for the revision of the EPBD directive

CommONEnergy, European project dedicated to the energy efficiency of shopping centers, has released a document last June on “Policy recommendations” to highlight the potential role of such buildings in the community strategies for environmental sustainability.

But let us take a step back. On May 29th ITRE, the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, met to discuss the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). In particular, the debate focused on the draft compiled by Bent Bentsen, the Chief ITRE negotiator. The revision of the EPBD is part of the policies package “Clean energy for all Europeans”, published [...]

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CommONEnergy, European project dedicated to the energy efficiency of shopping centers, has released a document last June on “Policy recommendations” to highlight the potential role of such buildings in the community strategies for environmental sustainability.

But let us take a step back. On May 29th ITRE, the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, met to discuss the revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). In particular, the debate focused on the draft compiled by Bent Bentsen, the Chief ITRE negotiator. The revision of the EPBD is part of the policies package “Clean energy for all Europeans”, published at the end of 2016 by the European Commission, presently under review by the Parliament and the Council.

The discussion touched on various subjects, from performance indicators to energy poverty. All agreed on the importance of accelerating the rate of renovation, generating a conducive environment to promote investments in buildings and streamline the long bureaucratic processes.

The diatribe on electromobility

Differently, the debate on electric vehicles generated contrasting opinions. In fact, the revised EPBD pursuant to art. 8A, states that at least 1 car out of 10, will have to be equipped for electromobility in shopping centers. All well and good, except that the installation of the charging stations would be too expensive, with the risk of threatening private investments in the buildings’ renovation.

CommONEnergy wants to contribute to the discussion and, for this reason, it has compiled its “Policy recommendations”, a real warning not to underestimate the weight of shopping centers in debates on sustainability. Data in hand, the malls would represent a test bench to ensure a better future for the Continent. It is shown by the examples from the document which aspires to place itself as a basis for further amendments to the EPBD, starting precisely from a greater incentive towards the use of electrical vehicles in the shopping centers.

The “Policy recommendations” can be freely accessed on the official site commonenergyproject.eu.

Born in 2013, the project, financed by the European Union, will come to an end on September 7th, 2017 with a final conference and an award ceremony in Brussels.

 
 
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Tag argomenti: Energy Buildings renewable energies Shopping center CommONEnergyENG
 
Tag citati: Bentsen Bent, CommOnEnergy, Direttiva Epbd, Itre, Unione Europea

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