The European Renovation Wave and its implications for Germany (German only)

In its Renovation Wave published on October 14th 2020, the European Commission calls for faster, deeper, and more comprehensive building renovation. The strategy announces fundamental changes to decarbonise the European building stock, which will have implications for the building sector in all EU Member States.

With the publication of the Renovation Wave in October 2020, the European Commission has paved the way for the upcoming amendment of European legislation in 2021. Significant changes are needed to transform the European building stock and to achieve the climate targets in the building sector for 2030. 

The EU Commission wants to at least double the annual renovation rate in the next 10 years. The strengthening of existing, and development of new measures, will also have implications for the Long-Term Renovation Strategies (LTRS) that all EU Member States are required to submit to the European Commission. 

A first BPIE analysis shows that the German LTRS needs improvement in many areas. It is precisely these areas that are again being brought to the focus of attention as part of the Renovation Wave. This briefing highlights the most important aspects of the Renovation Wave for German stakeholders, including good practice examples from neighbouring EU countries.

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