ES-SO Position Paper EPBD prioritises benefits of daylight, natural ventilation and solar management among others

The building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe came together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows. The four associations call for a revision for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, in particular to ensure the energy performance of glazed areas is fairly assessed and to put in place the right mechanisms and incentives for market actors to deliver massive energy savings. In the joint position paper, the signatories call on the European Commission to consider three priorities ahead of its review of the EPBD:

1. Increasing the renovation rate of European buildings to obtain larger energy use reductions
2. Using the energy balance approach to assess the energy performance of windows
3. Recognising the benefits of daylight, natural ventilation and solar management

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