Because they are the biggest energy use sector in Europe buildings have the greatest potential to save energy. No wonder the issue is high on the agenda at all political levels.Energy efficiency in buildings is a vital part of the European 2020 energy efficiency plan and the 2050 road map for low-carbon economy.
Properly implementing the EPBD could enable Europe to:
To date much has been done but there has to be much stricter control of implementation and execution of legislation at the local level. Also, the amount of dedicated financing available has to be increased.