EBC and UIPI joined forces to organise a series of roundtables on the theme of “Financing energy efficiency in private housing”. After a first seminar on the opportunities provided by the Juncker Plan, the second workshop will explore the possibilities offered by Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. It will take place on Friday 14th October 2016 from 9.00 to 13.00 at rue Jacques de Lalaing 4, 1040 Brussels – 1st floor.
The seminar on 14th October will focus on the Energy Saving Obligations Schemes and alternative measures set by the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The purpose of this event is to discuss whether existing energy savings obligation schemes in the EU or alternative measures – in the Member States which have chosen this option – could provide a suitable complement to finance and boost energy efficiency renovation in the privately-owned building stock.
Under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers. In order to reach this target, energy companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers’ homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
EU countries may also implement alternative policy measures (to the energy efficiency obligation scheme) which reduce final energy consumption. These measures can include, among other things, financial incentives that lead to an increased use of energy efficient technology and training and education, including energy advisory programmes.
The agenda can be found here: programme-ebc-uipi-workshop-on-article-7.