Energy efficiency in buildings – the zero cost route for Europe to achieve its energy-saving, climate change, economic and energy security goals.
EuroACE companies have a total turnover of €140 billion and employ 172,000 people

EuroACE, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings was formed in 1998 by twenty of Europe's leading companies involved with the manufacture, distribution and installation of a variety of energy saving goods and services. The EuroACE member companies employ over 300 000 people and have over 770 production facilities and office locations in the EU.

EuroACE works together with the European Institutions to help Europe move towards an efficient use of energy in buildings, thereby contributing to the EU's commitments on carbon emissions reductions, job creation and energy security.

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Renovation of Buildings - Essential to EU Energy Security and 2030 Debate
Renovation of Buildings - Essential to EU Energy Security and 2030 Debate

Leading industries call for 40% binding energy efficiency target

The 2030 Climate & Energy Package and the EU Energy Security Strategy both feature top of the political agendas ahead of the Ministerial Council on 23rd October. The 28 EU Heads of State have been asked to undertake stress-tests in order to assess their capacity to react in case of disruptions to energy supplies from foreign imports this winter.

In a letter addressed to the 28 Heads of State, three leading industry associations explain that “A wide-scale deep renovation of the building stock across the EU could drastically reduce EU energy imports with no higher costs than other supply-oriented solutions. Indeed, given that the building sector is the highest user of gas, reducing our dependence on gas should start with cutting energy waste in buildings”.

Ensuring that a binding energy efficiency target of at least 40% is secured within the 2030 Energy & Climate Package is a pre-requisite to triggering political leadership that will permit an ambitious renovation programme for the EU’s leaky buildings to be rolled out. With buildings identified as the first area where savings will be realised, setting a 40% binding energy efficiency target represents a golden opportunity to significantly increase energy security in the EU.

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Commission sticks to old habits and ignores Growth, Jobs and Energy Security Potential of our Buildings
Commission sticks to old habits and ignores Growth, Jobs and Energy Security Potential of our Buildings

The Commission revealed the last piece of the puzzle for the EU’s 2030 Energy and Climate Package with a 30% energy efficiency target at today’s Press Conference about its Communication on Energy Efficiency. EuroACE urges Member States to make this target binding when it is proposed for adoption at the European Council in October.

“Such a weak figure for Energy Efficiency is inconsistent with what the market is asking, what citizens are asking, what member states are asking and even what evidence-based research is saying” explained Adrian Joyce, Secretary General of EuroACE. “The outgoing Commission is deliberately turning a blind eye to the increased benefits of setting a 40% Energy Efficiency target - acknowledged even in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment!”

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Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Politics cannot ignore economic necessity
Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Politics cannot ignore economic necessity

22 Companies, including 12 CEOs, addressed a letter to President Barroso to express concern about the lack of focus and political ambition in the on-going negotiations on the EU Energy Efficiency Strategy. They urged the College of Commissioners to show leadership and to create a positive political legacy by proposing an ambitious target on energy efficiency, coupled with an unambigious energy saving objective to be delivered by the buildings sector.

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