Why Sufficiency cannot be overlooked during the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Sufficiency in the Energy Performance Building Directive


The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast is a crucial opportunity to ensure that the
potential for energy and material savings through the implementation of sufficiency policies is grasped at
European level. To this regard, the European Environmental Bureau, Energy Cities, the négaWatt
Association (FR), Za Zemiata (BG), Possible Worlds (NL), and ZERO (PT), would like to express their full
support to the text to be voted in ITRE on February 9th, which include the implementation of sufficiency
targets in the national renovation roadmaps.

This open letters explains what is the potential of sufficiency in the building sector and what measures should be taken at EU level.