‘Everybody wins’: Commission plans surge in building renovations

The European Commission has proposed setting mandatory minimum energy performance standards for the EU’s building stock as part of plans to tackle the regulatory, financial and practical barriers to ramping up the rate of energy renovations.

by Simon Pickstone
A builder installs cavity wall insulation in a house in Cumbria, UK. Investment in energy efficiency would have an immediate impact of job creation, the European Commission has said. Photo: Ashley Cooper/Construction Photography/Getty
A builder installs cavity wall insulation in a house in Cumbria, UK. Investment in energy efficiency would have an immediate impact of job creation, the European Commission has said. Photo: Ashley Cooper/Construction Photography/Getty

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