The Role of Buildings in Meeting Europe’s 2020 Goals’
On February 12, during Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings hosted an event entitled ‘The Role of Buildings in Meeting Europe’s 2020 Goals’. Pedro Guertler of EuroACE presented an overview of the Display Campaign, with a focus on the commercial sector pilot, to an audience of policy-makers including MEPs developing the proposals for strengthening the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Participants felt encouraged by the effectiveness of voluntary action and communication of sustainable energy in buildings contributing to space being carved out for a stronger EPBD. The event concluded with an open floor discussion on the future of the Directive with three key MEPs.
CEMR publish their position paper on the recast of the EPBD
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) who were responsible for the promotion of display in Europe from 2005 to 2008 (Towards Class A project) have recently published their position paper revealing their views on the recast of the EPBD. The CEMR highlight the essential role that local and regional government play in energy policy and key competences to contribute to energy efficiency. For more information click here.
One more week left to enter the TCA award
The deadline for the 2008/9 TCA awards is the 6th of March. All public authorities can apply. Click here for more information.