MEP Radan Kanev (EPP, Bulgaria) - rapporteur of the EPBD for the ENVI Committee - released his draft opinion on Commission's proposal which was released in December 2021. ENVI is one of the advisory committees on the EPBD dossier which provides its opinion to the responsible ITRE Committee who will then consider and vote on it before presenting it to the plenary of the European Parliament.

In the draft opinion Mr. Kanev proposes:

  • A "pay-as-you-save financial scheme" which means a loan that guarantees that the repayment costs never exceed the energy saving on a monthly or yearly average Recital, Articles 2, 8, 9 & 15).
  • That Renovation Passports should be provided without costs to low-income property owners (Article 10).
  • That Member States should lay down necessary measures to establish a system of certification of energy performance of buildings in an efficient and affordable manner by 2035 (Article 16).
  • Changing the definition of 'deep renovation' as of 2030: It should either transform a building to a 'zero-emission building' or the best results that a renovation costing up to 50% of the value of the respecitve building could provide for.

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