The national long-term renovation strategies (LTRS) are an important input to the Renovation Wave initiative, aiming to take further action and create the necessary conditions to scale up renovations and reap out the significant saving potential of the building sector. With building renovations being crucial for climate mitigation, and especially in this period tackling the economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, LTRS are an even more an essential planning tool than ever.
This report shows only 14 national strategies, less than half of the EU Member States, have been submitted and finds available strategies to be largely non-compliant with provisions of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), in particular Article 2a.
The analysis showcases 3 main points:
- Member States need to immediately step up effort to rapidly decarbonise the building stock as many of those do not seem to prioritise action in the building sector
- Member States could miss the opportunity to access new funds from the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility to help finance its implementation
- A delay in LTRS submission hampers and slows down the work of the European Commission, which still lacks a full up-to date picture of progress (and future plans) on building renovations in each EU country.
Download the full assessment from the BPIE website.