IOGP feedback to the roadmap for a Renovation Wave initiative for public and private buildings

June 2020

This document outlines IOGP’s feedback to the roadmap for a Renovation Wave initiative for public and private buildings.

IOGP welcomes the Commission’s intentions to draw on Member States’ National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and Long-Term Renovation Strategies (LTRSs), to incorporate elements from other Commission initiatives, and to foster deeper renovation and decarbonisation rates in view of the 2050 climate neutrality objective.

Achieving affordable, efficient heating with a lower carbon footprint will require investments in a wide range of technological solutions adapted to local needs.

Overview

IOGP recommends strengthening the Renovation Wave initiative by:

  • Focusing on cost-effectiveness
  • Incorporating elements of the Energy System Integration strategy
  • Supporting the EU industrial sector

Key Points

  • The Renovation Wave presents an opportunity to bring a greater focus on cost-effectiveness in building renovation by ensuring greater competition between projects and technologies that deliver energy savings, CO2 emission reductions, improvement of air quality and other environmental benefits
  • By incorporating elements of the Energy Sector Integration strategy, the Renovation Wave could enable an increasing share of hydrogen and low-carbon gases in the existing gas infrastructure and contribute towards climate neutral residential, commercial and industrial heating in Europe
  • The Renovation Wave presents an opportunity to support the EU industrial sector and enable deep decarbonisation of the construction industry through incentivising the decarbonisation of industrial processes and the uptake of low-carbon construction materials

Author

IOGP

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