English with executive summary in German and Romanian
In 2012 the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) introduced an important new dimension to the energy-saving-in-buildings legislative landscape. Article 4 required Member States, for the first time, to set out national strategies for the renovation of their building stocks. This report focuses on 10 Member States (Austria, Belgium (Brussels Capital Region), Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Spain and UK) that submitted their respective strategy within 3 months of the April 2014 deadline and selected by BPIE for their building stock and climate diversity. The report scores countries for each of the 5 requirements from Article 4, EED: overview of the national building stock, cost-effective approaches to renovations, policies and measures to stimulate cost-effective deep renovations, forward-looking perspective to guide investment decisions and evidence-based estimate of expected savings and wider benefits. Based on this scoring, BPIE finds that 3 strategies are non-compliant (Austria, Denmark and The Netherlands), 3 are only partially compliant (France, Germany and Brussels Capital Region) and 4 are acceptable but still show potential to improve (Czech Republic, Romania, Spain and the UK).