An online webinar will be held on 11 January 2021 (4:00 pm – 5:45 pm) to discuss standards and codes in the building sector in the EU and the US and how they can be crucial to achieve high energy efficiency of buildings. The current rate of energy renovation of buildings in Europe is only 1% per year, which is not enough to achieve the EU’s carbon neutrality target by 2050. The current share of energy inefficient buildings is 97%, which will require quick and ambitious action to achieve EU targets. Achieving climate neutrality in the EU by 2050 is projected to require an increase in the annual renovation rate to 3%, with 70% of total renewal being “deep” renovation.

There is currently no single obligation for Member States and local governments to renovate buildings, and involving building owners and the financial sector is a lengthy and uneven process. Therefore, a potential way to support the renovation of buildings can be defining and implementing standards and codes, which are a comprehensive set of interrelated regulations designed to regulate new construction or renovation of existing buildings.

The webinar program and the registration form can be found at the following link: