EPBD Recast
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Read the joint Statement on the EPBD Recast!

On Tuesday 12th of March, the European Parliament, in its plenary session in Strasbourg, adopted with 370 positive votes, 199 negative votes and 46 abstentions the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

REHVA President Catalin Lungu emphasize that "the success of the EPBD voting can be attributed not only to the European Trialogue but also to the collaborative spirit among European Associations who have been stressing on the same voice the urgent need to address climate change and promote energy efficiency." 

Catalin Lungu adds: "As the news of the successful EPBD voting reverberates throughout all European countries, it sends a powerful message of unity and determination to address the challenges posed by climate change."

REHVA newly created EU Policy Advocacy Group's actions "will now focussing on the European elections (June 2024) with the drafting of a Manifesto, a public declaration of policy and aims of the REHVA national Member Associations, Supporters and Associate Organisations", explains Johann Zirngibl, REHVA Vice President. The next step is the Council in April, for which we also hope and support a positive outcome. 

Read the full presidential address HERE

Seventeen European associations signed together with REHVA the joint statement below.

We, the undersigned organisations, express our gratitude to the colleagues in the European Parliament for having adopted the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast on 12 March 2024 and herewith further emphasize that we support the text because it will introduce important new provisions to put the building stock on track with the EU 2050 energy and climate targets.

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