The Council today adopted a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings, so completing the final stage in the legislative procedure.
The directive improves energy efficiency in buildings and encourages building renovation. Decarbonising the existing, highly inefficient European building stock is one of its long-term goals. It promotes cost-effective renovation work, introduces a smartness indicator for buildings, simplifies the inspections of heating and air conditioning systems and promotes electro-mobility by setting up a framework for parking spaces for electric vehicles.
"I am very pleased that ministers have today given their approval to the directive on the energy performance of buildings. Enhancing the energy efficiency of buildings is one of the most cost-effective ways of improving the quality of life for all of us. It helps in moving towards a low-carbon economy, which in turn generates economic growth, boosts investment and creates jobs."
Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria
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