Energy Performance of Buildings recast: only a balanced approach will allow SMEs to comply

The European Parliament approved its report on a proposal for a Directive on the energy performance of buildings (recast), in March 2023. At the same time, the Council also reached its general approach on the same topic, which was formally approved by the Energy Council on 25 October 2022.

Taking into account both positions, HOTREC has published its position paper, calling on both institutions to find a balanced compromise on the topic.

Our priorities are the following:

  • Support must be provided to companies, especially SMEs (e.g., fiscal incentives, such as tax relief; funds targeting deep renovation), to allow them to implement the necessary infrastructural changes;
  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards are essential to help achieve the EU targets. But a step-by-step approach is preferable, to allow companies to adapt, while the notion of building stock should be preserved (when compared to individual buildings);
  • Charging stations and bicycle parking spaces shall not be mandatory;
  • Solar energy can be encouraged, but not made compulsory.

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Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on Wednesday, 29 November 2023 Hotel Sofitel Jourdan, Brussels - Meeting Room Roy Jenkins Welcome by the President Antitrust Statement and [...]
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On 1 December 2023, HOTREC will organise a members-only discussion on Google's plans under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The discussion will take place online [...]
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We would like to kindly remind you about the online webinar taking place on 5 December 2023 on the Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for Hotel accommodation services.
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