Almost all EU buildings need energy upgrade

Less than 3% of buildings in Europe would qualify for a ‘A’ rating under the EU’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) system, a think tank, has warned ahead of key EU negotiations

Less than 3% of buildings in Europe would qualify for a ‘A’ rating under the EU’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) system, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a think tank, has warned ahead of key negotiations over EU building rules.

MEPs and national government delegates are due to meet behind closed doors for informal talks on Tuesday to hammer out a compromise over reforms to the EU’s 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

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